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Photographers: Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Discussion in 'Photo Album' started by 338Shooter, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. 338Shooter

    338Shooter Sharpshooter

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    PM me your email and I'll send it out!
     
  2. MAJ MALFUNCTION

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    Nice shot Dustin!!
     
  3. edwards

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    I kinda' forgot about this thread, so sorry for the late reply.

    The key to good landscape photography isn't so much about being able to take a picture, but creating a picture, whether that be with film in a darkroom or digitally. I learned photography, primarily backward, starting from the darkroom (and Photoshop), then lighting, then the camera. I don't get enthused about landscape photography because there is little "real" about landscape photography because of the extensive process. Of course the argument is often made that they are more real.

    So, to answer your question, yes they are "enhanced." The colors look the way they do because I've been working with Photoshop long enough to know all the tricks and the first big one (aside from very basic things, ie., high quality images - which is different than good pictures - start from RAW image files and good processing) is working in RGB colorspace is not necessarily the best way to do things, but using a multitude of techniques, like basing the image in ProPhoto RGB colorspace (the largest RGB color gamut) and working in both CMYK and LAB colormodes allow for much more flexibility in what the file can undergo and still remain noise free. LAB colormode allows the color channels to be separated from the density channel (in LAB - L is the Lightness AKA density channel), this allows the color channels to be adjusted independently without having a large impact on the noise in the digital file (most of the digital noise is contained in the lightness channel, therefore, removing digital noise is best done in LAB colormode, on the L channel). This just isn't possible in RGB colorspace. After all the necessary enhancements, the file is then truncated back to ProPhoto RGB for saving and printing on wide-gamut printers (high-end inkjet printers) or, for outsource printing, the file is converted to sRGB (which throws out even more information).

    So, that's a long and complicated answer to a seemingly simple question. I could go further on what is actually done in the different colorspaces and colormodes (these are two different things) but it would get really long, really quick.
     
  4. watchcollector1968

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    A few of mine over the years
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  5. ArmyJohn88

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    Heres a couple pictures from some training. Kinda artsy but not a great camera.... actually it may or may not have been a disposable ;).
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  6. ldp4570

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    Nothing great, just some of the one's I like.
    My Grandfather after returning from France 1919.
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    His Graduation pic 1917 Camp Hancock Georgia, Machinegun Artillery Officers school.
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    My Dad Camp Carson Col. right before mustering out after Korea.
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    I'm on the far left 1992
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    Harmony Church Ft. Benning 1976
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    Places unknown
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    Stormy the wonder dog
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    Cold War
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    USS Alabama
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  7. soldato556

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    Great shots everyone
     
  8. dennishoddy

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    Nice! My buddy is from Sasakwa.
     
  9. TerryMiller

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    While I am a cheapskate and have yet to get signed up on
    Smugmug in order to share photos, I will share a favorite quote from a famous photographer.

    To set this up, I have never had any "formal" training in photography, but I grew up at the knees
    of a self-taught artist, generally in oil painting. From my mother, I learned composure and the ability to be observant.

    Now from the famous photographer, Ansel Adams:

    "There are no rules for good photographs. There are just good photographs."

    With that said, grab a digital camera and snap away and THEN critique yourself harshly.

    Look INTO the big picture for little details that may be unnoticed by most photographers.

    But, by all means, have fun.

    As for Smugmug....

    ....someday soon, I hope.
     
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