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ShelleyNLP
11-06-2007, 10:02 PM
These are just the first couple that I have processed out of about 300! What do you think so far?

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e217/ShelleyKuhn/Alex%20Thomson/IMG_6058copy.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e217/ShelleyKuhn/Alex%20Thomson/IMG_6059copy.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e217/ShelleyKuhn/Alex%20Thomson/IMG_6064copy.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e217/ShelleyKuhn/Alex%20Thomson/IMG_6066copy.jpg

JayVig
11-06-2007, 10:16 PM
I like 3 the best. It seems to be the most evenly lit. 2 is great but if you shoot in raw, can you bump up the exposure just a tad? maybe like +.2

I don't care for the lighting/shadows in #1

#4 is great and it gives a good look of the time. My only thing about it is that the marble he's kneeling on seems to lean a bit to the left. The columns look straight but they're not as prevalent in the pic so maybe a slight rotation to level the slab he's on.

the overall comp and idea of the shots, I love.

ShelleyNLP
11-06-2007, 10:19 PM
Crap...youre right on #4...Ive been at this pc all day...my eyes are crossed LOL
Yes I shoot in Raw
In#2 I was trying to get a semi gloomy feel to it, I tried to step up the exposure a bit but it just wasnt working so I kept it like this...the only post processing I did was to burn the sky a bit darker.

JayVig
11-06-2007, 10:37 PM
you know... with the hard lines of the bricks and his outfit... that shot (#2) may also be a good HDR candidate.

ShelleyNLP
11-06-2007, 10:50 PM
If I knew how to do HDR...I would be ALL over it LOL

JayVig
11-06-2007, 11:02 PM
haha. we can walk ya through it. I'm not bad at it, but Craig is the resident expert!

oldnavy170
11-06-2007, 11:14 PM
I love the look of HDR. I have tried it myself but it never comes out right. I agree that HDR would look awesome on that photo.

Shelley, you shoot in RAW so you can still do an HDR shot using your RAW converter and photoshop.

JayVig
11-06-2007, 11:16 PM
Very true... you can drop the exposure to -1 and convert and then use the RAW to push it up +1 and convert again then run it through photomatix.

ShelleyNLP
11-07-2007, 12:01 AM
photomatix...is that a windows program or Mac? I run a Mac

JayVig
11-07-2007, 12:08 AM
Oh you're one of THOSE types... here ya go - http://www.hdrsoft.com/download/mac.html

You take 3 shots of differing exposure (i.e. -1, 0ev, +1 or -2, 0, +2, etc) or you can use one shot that was converted from RAW to jpg with digitally corrected exposure. either way but pics taken at truly different exposures work best.

then you basically open them all in photomatix and it walks you through the process of blending and tone mapping them. Along the way you get lots of sliders to play with to achieve the look you want. It's, I believe, $100 (or $30 if you're a student). Lots of fun that yields great shots if done well.

zacker
11-07-2007, 08:27 AM
very nice shelly... I like them allot. #2 is the best of the series though for sure, reat pose and feel!!

stoneylonesome
11-07-2007, 01:10 PM
Well done are good, I really like the last B&W one.

ShelleyNLP
11-07-2007, 03:50 PM
Oh you're one of THOSE types... here ya go - http://www.hdrsoft.com/download/mac.html

You take 3 shots of differing exposure (i.e. -1, 0ev, +1 or -2, 0, +2, etc) or you can use one shot that was converted from RAW to jpg with digitally corrected exposure. either way but pics taken at truly different exposures work best.

then you basically open them all in photomatix and it walks you through the process of blending and tone mapping them. Along the way you get lots of sliders to play with to achieve the look you want. It's, I believe, $100 (or $30 if you're a student). Lots of fun that yields great shots if done well.

You da bomb!!

Thanks!!!!:love