Take some amazing photos and post them here

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by Cuttooth » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:15 am

jawafour wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:...Few photos I've taken that I've liked in the past year or so...

I love those first two, Cut. Have you enhanced the colouring in that first photo? The shades look incredibly vibrant!

Not especially I don't think, no. I may have been using a polariser though.

This is the same place (Sandown in Isle of Wight) for reference.

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by jawafour » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:20 am

Cuttooth wrote:Not especially I don't think, no. I may have been using a polariser though...

It is a lovely scene. Nice work!

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by False » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:23 am

Anyone remember the name of that free software to work with RAW? Was it a google app or something?

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by Cuttooth » Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:27 am

Google Nik?

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by Yoshimi » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:46 pm

Yeah, fantastic pics Cuttooth. What camera/lenses to you have?

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by Green Gecko » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:16 am

Is Picasa still a thing or was that rebranded.

You can get Adobe Lightroom standalone too. In fact, I think I had a free version forever using some glitch or beta thing.

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by Suffocate Peon » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:10 pm

Dual wrote:They are brilliant.

Dangerblade wrote:Awesome! Love your rare forage into colour too.

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Tomous wrote:SP, some of those are absolutely brilliant.


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by False » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:17 am

Green Gecko wrote:Is Picasa still a thing or was that rebranded.

You can get Adobe Lightroom standalone too. In fact, I think I had a free version forever using some glitch or beta thing.


I didnt know Lightroom was seperate from the rest of the suite, so Ive picked that up and having a play. Seems very powerful indeed.

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by Green Gecko » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:03 pm

Yeah it's not very expensive. It's excellent for not just editing but pouring through gooseberry fool tonnes of photos and marking them select/reject etc (ironically called photo editing ie cutting through the noise, latter is processing really in professional terms) , categorising, exporting and keeping a non destructive copy. The RAW processing is very fast (same as Adobe camera raw in photoshop) so you can chuck out "burnt" JPEGs and so sort of have an extensive collection of "finished" photos in one folder and your hoard of happy snaps in a subfolder or something. You an even watermark them and publish online etc direct from there. Also the print options are very good, for producing contact sheets and PDFs for printers with proper colour profiles embedded.

Well worth the price imo and more productive than photoshop. I've been using it since beta maybe 10 years ago. A great "night before" and general get gooseberry fool donne application.

Think part of the reason for its success is it started as a side project at Adobe with its own team, focusing on workflow and day to day grind of photo editing for studio shoots etc, and developed into its own big app with a different philosophy to Ps. So it's kind of more Lightroom for photo editing in the Adobe ecosystem and photoshop for photographic art / compositing / photomanip, serious visual effects etc. Photoshop is just a beast now and really it's quite slow. Very few people need it.

Another alternative worth checking out is Affinity Photo which is "cheap" too. Meant to be extremely fast and less old school bloaty ways to do stuff.

(having said that best thing about photoshop since CS5 is the adjustments panel/layers, use that so much)

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by Rightey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:01 am

Cuttooth wrote:
Yoshimi wrote:I've started the 52frames challenge. They give you a new theme each week, which will encourage me to take more photos, and improve.

This is cool, thanks for linking that. I need to do something like this to just force me to get outside with my camera more often.

Few photos I've taken that I've liked in the past year or so:

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By any chance do you have these in a wallpaper size? They're really nice!

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by Mini E » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:25 pm

jawafour wrote:
Cuttooth wrote:Not especially I don't think, no. I may have been using a polariser though...

It is a lovely scene. Nice work!


The cliffs around much of the Island have incredible contrasting colours that don't need a filter at all so it wouldn't surprise me if that wasn't filtered at all :wub:

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by Chocolate-Milk » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:12 pm

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I must have taken a good 400 pics on holiday, but this one I'm particularly pleased with. :D

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by Kezzer » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:55 pm

So I have been swithering on if I should invest in a new Laptop or a new camera for a wee while now. My main issue is I can realistically afford one or the other, but not both.

The main reason I am wanting a laptop, is that I have been without my PC since November (moved down south) and I haven't been able to do any photo editing. However! I have tried to come up with a new way of "work flow management"

Specifically using my Mobile as the PC replacemnet - I have got my self a few adapters and it looks like I can edit RAW files in lightroom Mobile! :toot:

Anyhow here is a wee test photo:

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*Canon 700D 50mm 1.4 USM @ F1.6 | 1/3200 ISO 200

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Camera > Phone Via usb adaptor > Lightroom mobile (RAW) > Snapseed (JPG) > Social Media

If this becomes really workable then I might just get the camera and a few lenses.

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by OnlyShallow » Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:17 am

Kezzer wrote:So I have been swithering on if I should invest in a new Laptop or a new camera for a wee while now. My main issue is I can realistically afford one or the other, but not both.

The main reason I am wanting a laptop, is that I have been without my PC since November (moved down south) and I haven't been able to do any photo editing. However! I have tried to come up with a new way of "work flow management"

Specifically using my Mobile as the PC replacemnet - I have got my self a few adapters and it looks like I can edit RAW files in lightroom Mobile! :toot:

Anyhow here is a wee test photo:

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*Canon 700D 50mm 1.4 USM @ F1.6 | 1/3200 ISO 200

process flow:

Camera > Phone Via usb adaptor > Lightroom mobile (RAW) > Snapseed (JPG) > Social Media

If this becomes really workable then I might just get the camera and a few lenses.

Most decent new DSLRs will have WiFi or Bluetooth connectivity. My D5300 does. I also use the Cascable app as a remote, much better than Nikon’s WMU app

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by Kezzer » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:28 pm

I think the main down side with my plan is that the photos I edit on my mobile won't become part of my Home lightroom catalogue.

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by RichardUK » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:14 am

It’s not really an amazing photo like the thread subject states but after looking through my photos it’s one I like

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:57 am

Took this view from the top of Notre Dame cathedral
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by Suffocate Peon » Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:31 pm

^ See the second bridge highest up the photo where the buses are? That's where the girl blew the kiss from the bus.

recent one i'm happy with

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by Yoshimi » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:33 pm

This was my submission for this week's 52Frames challenge (Sky)...

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And last week I did some showflake macro photography....

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Follow me on Instagram (please!) for lots more pics!

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by Vermilion » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:48 pm

Love those macro shots, i wish i had a camera which could do that, mine's a piece of clapped out crap which has a mind of it's own (i press one button, and it does something else entirely)


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