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Photoshop Image Enhancing

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What happens if you take a so-so picture of something that you won’t get another shot at?  Load up the Photoshop/Camera Raw.  Shown below are retouched/enhanced images of 10 pictures that I have taken this semester.  I liked these shots but they each needed a little work.  Take a look and if you can, compare them to the originals shown in earlier posts.  Thanks.


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November 15, 2010 at 11:29 pm

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Studio/Artificial Lighting

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Shown below are photos utilizing artificial lighting (both indoors and outdoors).  The parameters are as follows:

1 portrait with a main subject (person, animal, etc.)
1 product photography image (experiment with shadows and how the light can highlight specific features)
1 image taken at twilight, after sunset
2 image with side-lighting
2 image with back-lighting

Sunset, Outdoors with Backlighting: f/8.0 1.3 ISO 400

Sunset, Outdoors with Sidelighting: f/8.0 1.3 ISO400

Portrait: f/4.0 1/13 ISO800

Backlighting: f/3.5 1/13 ISO 200

Sidelighting: f/4.5 1.3 ISO 200

Product photography: f/7.1 1/5 ISO 80

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November 9, 2010 at 2:05 am

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Natural Lighting

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Natural lighting is the focus of this assignment.  I took 10 pictures with the requirement that the following parameters be met:

2 outdoor portraits with a main subject (person, animal, object, etc.)
2 indoor portraits with a main subject (person, animal, object, etc.)
2 landscapes (include the sky, horizon, etc.)
2 close-up (macro) images
2 images taken in full sunlight
2 images taken at sunset or sunrise
2 images with side-lighting
2 images with back-lighting
2 silhouettes

Each picture may satisfy multiple requirements.  Take a look and let me know what you think.

Indoor Portrait and Backlighting: f/4.5 1/30 ISO 800

Silhouette and Indoor Portrait: f/8.0 1/30 ISO 80

Sunrise: f/8.0 1/30 ISO 80

Sunrise: f/6.3 1/20 ISO 400

Macro and Direct Sunlight: f/8.0 1/250 ISO 80

Backlight and Direct Sunlight: f/4.0 1/640 ISO 80

Landscape, Direct Sunlight: f/4.0 1/640 ISO 80

Outdoor Landscape, Direct Sunlight, Silhouette: f/8.0 1/640 ISO 80

Outdoor Portrait, Side Lighting, Macro: f/8.0 1/80 ISO 80

Outdoor Portrait and Side Lighting: f/8.0 1/80 ISO 80

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November 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm

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