Photo editing

Discussion in 'Photography' started by tony cooper, Aug 30, 2012.

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    tony cooper Guest

    The camera club I belong to tried something interesting last week.
    Prior to the meeting, an o-o-c image was provided to be downloaded and
    members were asked to edit that image in any way they wanted with any
    program they wanted to use.

    Some members did the basic things like adjustments to levels or
    curves, straightening, sharpness and cropping. But some went
    full-bore.

    Most of the members used Photoshop or Lightroom. Each member who had
    worked on the image verbally listed the steps he or she went through.
    I was astounded at the number of plug-ins used: Nik, Viveza, Topaz,
    Alien Skin, and several I'd never heard of before. Several people
    used three or four programs on the image. One guy mentioned he had 37
    layers of adjustments!

    I didn't participate because I had other plans for the camera club
    meeting night, but those plans were canceled at the last minute so I
    did go.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 30, 2012
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    Savageduck Guest

    ....and where can we see some of these results, or at least the original
    unmolested image?
     
    Savageduck, Aug 30, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    I can't supply it. The original image, and the edits, are in the
    club's website links that are only available to paid-up members. It's
    like a password protected site, but with the member's number.

    The original image was a rather blah landscape scene.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 30, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    e tried something similar, but did not get much participation.
     
    PeterN, Aug 30, 2012
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    Richard Guest

    "tony cooper" wrote in message
    Fortunately, I have a vivid imagination.
    ;)
     
    Richard, Aug 30, 2012
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    JeffWorsnop Guest


    Seems the process has become more important than the image.
    Might as well give them a blank canvas and some paint to splash around.
     
    JeffWorsnop, Aug 30, 2012
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    BobS Guest

    "JeffWorsnop" wrote in message


    Seems the process has become more important than the image.
    Might as well give them a blank canvas and some paint to splash around.

    Old schooler eh....

    Ever do any dodging and burning on your B/W prints? Push the ISO, do some
    polarization or otherwise alter a negative to enhance or improve it?

    What's the difference?

    Bob S.
     
    BobS, Sep 3, 2012
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    BobS Guest

    Make that solarization... (not polarization).

    Bob S.
     
    BobS, Sep 3, 2012
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    tony cooper Guest

    The difference that I noticed was in two areas: the amount of money
    spent on Photoshop (which I have) *and* all those other programs
    (which I don't have), and the amount of editing done to a rather blah
    image in the first place. The results were not particularly
    impressive at all.

    I do a lot of editing on some pix, but not to this extent.
     
    tony cooper, Sep 3, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    Or did you mean posterization.

    the process is simply a tool.

    A click of the mouse gives me a result that used to take hours. I can
    remember making masks on X-ray film. I was able to get outdated X-ray
    film for a very lo price.
     
    PeterN, Sep 3, 2012
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    PeterN Guest

    While I can't say for certain, but it seems to me that a teaching
    exercise may have been intended.
    As a poor analogy, the Solitaire game was shipped with early versions of
    Windows for the purpose of helping users become familiar with use of the
    mouse.
     
    PeterN, Sep 3, 2012
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