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Pandanimal

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Photo experiments
« on: May 02, 2013, 01:18:39 PM »
I have started making notes on my blog while taking photos.
http://pandanimal.blogspot.co.uk/
I have a long way to go still and a lot to learn.
Edit to put in right link! doh!

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 01:39:29 PM »
Ooh I like seeing your progress! Very interesting to read :)

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2013, 02:01:33 PM »
Looking amazing Julia, I think you have cracked it! ;D

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2013, 02:35:20 PM »
That was a great read Julia and interesting to see all of the differences within them, loved the final pics, alas good photography still eludes me  ;D

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2013, 05:34:31 PM »
Enjoyed reading, it's something i need to work on too

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2013, 06:01:27 PM »
Brilliant Julia a great read.

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2013, 07:41:00 PM »
It was great seeing what you could achieve by just playing with your camera.

I hope you don't mind but I had a very quick play with lightroom to see if I could improve on your picture, bearing in mind I haven't seen the beads.

Before and after


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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2013, 07:45:57 PM »
Julia this was such an interesting read, I too find that bright sun is the best for taking pics of beads/glass but it is also the worst for just washing it out. If the colours don't get washed out the background changes, it is unfathomable.

Linda I love what you did with the pic, what did you alter to get it to that stage?

You do realise you are very soon going to be our 'go to guru' on this don't you ;)

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2013, 07:49:39 PM »
Very thoroughly covered Julia.  And brilliantly done Linda.

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Re: Photo experiments
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013, 07:53:18 PM »
Ok, so first of all I increased the clarity to sharpen the picture then I lightened the whole picture to make the background white (increased the exposure) and then I used this clever little brush tool to paint over the beads with a lower exposure so they weren't so washed out. I also played with the temperature to make them a bit warmer and might have tweaked a couple of other little bits.

I anyone would like an old version of Lightroom to have a go with please pm me.

There is a video here that shows you how it's done (although it's Lightroom 4 and better than mine) http://www.lynda.com/home/Player.aspx?lpk4=104246&playChapter=False