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Highland Beastie in Mull by Iain Campbell, on Flickr

 

 

 

 


This has dogged me for weeks since I took it in mid September on the Isle of Mull. Not sure if the right side of the cows (massive) heed is in too much shadow. The sky is a bit meh.. just not a hell of a lot going on. and I'm in too minds to edit how the landscape meeds the sky on the left side. That wee crack of light just looks a bit wrong.

 

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I like it as is, if anything i'd be tempted to try it more contrasty. Push the darks up and drop the colour a touch. I always add a vignette filter just to highlight the centre, but being off centre as it is that might unbalance the composition 

Alternatively bring the shadow level up and see what happens, but i think it'll just flatten the picture too much. 

 

 

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Yeah, I like the light on the cow - shooting into the dark side of a face is cinematic. I'd be inclined to crop top and left of frame a little as they're a bit nothing and maybe warm up the remaining sky a touch with a grad to match the magic hour look of the mid ground. 

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On 22/10/2019 at 15:14, Sidewaysbob said:

I like it as is, if anything i'd be tempted to try it more contrasty. Push the darks up and drop the colour a touch. I always add a vignette filter just to highlight the centre, but being off centre as it is that might unbalance the composition 

Alternatively bring the shadow level up and see what happens, but i think it'll just flatten the picture too much. 

 

 

 

How do you know this stuff? I'm new to photography. I bought a Nikon D3400 and got Lightroom. But I just move the sliders around until it looks kinda like how I want it, but that if I change anything else it gets worse or "too much". I know they're my photos and it's up to me, but I have this irritation at the back of my mind that people might be looking at them and thinking "well what he's done with the shadows/contrast/temp/etc is mental, but I guess that's his thing", when actually it's more than likely that it's just me being a noob and not really knowing what I'm doing. If that makes sense?

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1 hour ago, Fox said:

 

How do you know this stuff? I'm new to photography. I bought a Nikon D3400 and got Lightroom. But I just move the sliders around until it looks kinda like how I want it, but that if I change anything else it gets worse or "too much". I know they're my photos and it's up to me, but I have this irritation at the back of my mind that people might be looking at them and thinking "well what he's done with the shadows/contrast/temp/etc is mental, but I guess that's his thing", when actually it's more than likely that it's just me being a noob and not really knowing what I'm doing. If that makes sense?

 

There's an absolute ton of Lightroom photo editing tutorials on Youtube.

 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lightroom+photo+editing+tutorial

 

Some of them can go a bit OTT with the edits, but even if you don't do exactly the same, you should learn enough to get a better idea of what does what.

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@Fox Look at how to use the Curve tool in Lightroom. This is a good place to start. Also look at how Histograms work (in general or lightroom specific). But yes, a lot of it is subjective. 

 

Signature edits are decent, but like most design apps there are multiple ways to skin a cat. It's just what works for you. https://youtu.be/WPv505BDD7I

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Got some shots into that Fujifilm exhibition in Shoreditch this weekend, couldn’t find the buggers when I was there (there were 11000 photos so the bar was pretty low :lol:) but it was an excuse to wander round London with a mate and shoot in the dark. Still looking through what I got but this guy sitting down at Canary Wharf is one I quite like:

 

Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf.

 

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I’ve been going through some older photos and practicing with some moody winter edits.

 

Feedback welcome! I’ve also found that on Instagram, when someone asks for feedback, they don’t want help, they just want to be told how awesome their photos are! But I’m happy for constructive feedback!

 

 

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More black and white. T-Max 400 pushed to 800. The dark ones are really hard to scan - I’m getting reflections off the film or the scanner is straining trying to register something that’s not there.

 

Tourist TrapExitArc

Provia:

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Comparison with 5D3:

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21 hours ago, Monkeyspill said:

The dark ones are really hard to scan - I’m getting reflections off the film or the scanner is straining trying to register something that’s not there.

 

It's something you have to sort in post. Even lab scans will do that - try to lift exposure and/or shadows to try to resolve detail that isn't there. Normally I'll just crank the blacks down until they're clipping

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21 minutes ago, Ste_S said:

 

It's something you have to sort in post. Even lab scans will do that - try to lift exposure and/or shadows to try to resolve detail that isn't there. Normally I'll just crank the blacks down until they're clipping

What I’m getting on the b/w neg scans are uneven blacks. I don’t mind grainy blacks - I can deal with that but this looks like streaks and lighter patches going across the blacks and dark areas. 

 

Could also be light leaks or x-ray damage or something but I think it’s more likely the scanning.

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A few photos from a wet day at the races the other week. All Olympus OM-1 and various lenses, shot on Ilford HP5+.

 

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FILM - Rainy racedays by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - Looking for a winner by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - By a nose by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - PING by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - Wet seats by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - A day at the races by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - Winner by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - Equine athletes by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - Leaning by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

 

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FILM - Bookies by fishyfish_arcade, on Flickr

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