Category Archives: Part 3: Processing the image

Photo references: steps & stairs

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Exercise: Colours into tones 2

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I couldn’t understand how to emphasis depth in a landscape and I didn’t find the example in the course book any help, so I cheated and used blur in the BW conversion. ..A few months later and the haze puzzle … Continue reading

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Exercise: Colours into tones 1

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On my first attempt I thought I was dealing with red and green, but during processing it was the yellow slider that made most difference to both the leaf and the raspberries.   I tried again with yellows and blues, … Continue reading

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Exercise: Strength of interpretation

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Exercise: Black and White

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In the first photo the red overwhelms the image but that’s not what I was trying to show. This is the captain of a 60′ tourist barge steering his boat with around one hundred passengers along a busy river- WITH … Continue reading

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Exercise: Creative Interpretation

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I took this photo and played with it in Photoshop, and then used Lightroom presets. This is the original, opened and re-sized in Photoshop, which suggested a more old fashioned look would suit the model, who is a little “Bette Davies”- … Continue reading

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Exercise: Managing colour

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I’m happy to report that I don’t often record colour casts, more thanks to the cameras than my judgement probably, but recently I have been experimenting with flash and gels, and setting custom temperatures on the camera and that has … Continue reading

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Exercise: Managing Tone

These are the two original files, RAW and JPEG. Not much difference at this point. Following the course directions, the corrected JPEG doesn’t show much improvement because the orginal data is no longer there. I was able to lighten some … Continue reading

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Exercise: Raw

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       First images, in artificial light but gallery conditions that probably emulated daylight, so consider this the high dynamic range shot. The original had a huge dynamic range with clipping at both ends, and there was obviously more … Continue reading

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