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15th September 2011, 06:35 PM
I've just joined the site and learning more about photography but thought I'd post a few pics up of my attempts so far to see what people think
15th September 2011, 06:49 PM
I really like this photo... I love Wolves! where was this taken?
I do have a couple picky things to point out...
Has this been cropped? If so, I'm thinking that it may look better without such a tight crop.
The white on the snout of the wolf closest to the camera is a little blown. You may want to play with exposure and highlights in post processing to see if you can get a little more texture to that area.
Overall, I like this photo. And again, Welcome!
15th September 2011, 08:10 PM
Hey Samantha! Welcome to CiC!
That's a great photo! I hope you don't mind but I had a little play with it in Photoshop...
I felt the highlights were a little blown in places - this essentially means that they are overexposed to the point that they are pure white ad have no detail in them. Look at the dog's cheek on the right. So I did a bit of burning and increased the contrast and sharpened it a tad. This may not be to everyone's taste, but it's how I would have processed it myself.
See what ya think... ...but keep posting photos, especially if they are as cute as this one!
16th September 2011, 03:06 AM
Hi Smantha and welcome to CiC.
I do like the shot and agree it is a little blown in the highlights but this can be easily fixed in post production. And, yes, it does need a little sharpening - all digial images need some sharpening. Tommy has shown you what sharpening can do but I must admit I do like your lighter rendition of the image rather than the constrasty attempt by Tommy. Yours is a friendly warm shot whereas Tommy's has a rather menacing appearance to it. So I think just a little sharpening and it would be great.
Thanks for sharing and please keep posting.
16th September 2011, 03:17 AM
Frankie and Tommy are why we are all here. The original image is good but the suggestion by Frankie and edit by Tommy is really good.
16th September 2011, 06:57 AM
This is a good point Peter and I was happy with that given the title of the thread. Wolves are menacing and threatening. If these are Samantha's pet dogs and she wants to make a nice friendly portrait of them then I agree with you that less sharpening and contrast gives a cuddlier feel to it
Originally Posted by Peter Ryan
16th September 2011, 07:13 AM
Here's a very quick attempt... Less contrasty and less menacing, but sharper and toned down highlights...
Last edited by RockNGoalStar; 16th September 2011 at 07:19 AM.
16th September 2011, 09:33 PM
Thanks Frankie, yes it is cropped! Great advice, much appreciated
Originally Posted by Frankie
16th September 2011, 09:36 PM
Thanks Tommy, yes it does look better, as I said I'm only just starting out so is great to receive C&C such as this
Originally Posted by RockNGoalStar
16th September 2011, 09:38 PM
Originally Posted by Peter Ryan
16th September 2011, 09:39 PM
Originally Posted by epmi314
16th September 2011, 09:43 PM
Well unfortunately they're not my pets but yes, I was going for the more cuddly version but totally get you menacing wolves reference!
16th September 2011, 11:25 PM
I went for a slightly less aggressive look! But let me know what you thought of my second attempt at your pic as well...
Originally Posted by SJEaton
17th September 2011, 07:22 AM
I do like the second attempt better