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Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by ahuyevshi, May 30, 2013.
Wanted to bring out the sky a bit more.. Wish I had some ND filters with me..
The retouched versions seem a bit too dark and unnatural looking to me. I like the "befores" better.
^Ditto, the before pictures look great.
Re-touched ones look like you had a soft box on the ground :smile:
What are you processing with?
If you're using Lightroom or PS, you might want to try using the graduated filter tool and lowering the exposure of the sky. Or you could do the same thing with the Lightroom touch up brush for localized work on the sky.
Kind of what I was going for
LR & PS, created 2 exposures one for the background and one for the pups and used layermasks to get them to where I wanted it. I've never been a fan of the filters in PS, but I'll try it..
When shooting I routinely spot focus/exposure on the hottest part of the subject or occasionally close to the sky, which might have given better saturation to the sky.
My preference is for LR, myself, the brush tool just makes it so easy.
If I exposed for the sky the Chiweenie would of been completely underexposed without fill flash. The Dynamic range of the OM-D is just OK, compared to APS-C and FF...
I like using masks as opposed to the brush tool in LR, but I think it's just my personal workflow.