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lightPainting
April 4th, 2015, 12:33 PM
i know how many of you feel about editing your photos.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7550/16005614161_a214b36be1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qomXsR)7-25-14 (-21).jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qomXsR) by Sir.Penguin (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
http://www.virtualteen.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=5680&pictureid=40018

but i wanted to tell you how important editing can be in your photography.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3890/14712075154_7583820548_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oq4eob)7-21-14 (54).jpg (https://flic.kr/p/oq4eob) by Sir.Penguin (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
http://www.virtualteen.org/forums/picture.php?albumid=5680&pictureid=40019


Every single photo that i want to share gets edited before it leaves my computer for Flickr, Virtual Teen, printing, or just sharing in general. I check for sharpening, contrast, temperature, exposure, clarity, shadows, highlights, etc. However that doesn't mean that i don't try my best to capture the best quality light in camera. in fact if i don't, i wont even edit the image at all because i know the out come isn't sometime i would be proud of. i set my camera to RAW to give me as much data as it can. So why wouldn't i take advantage of that? some of you would say that back in the film days they didn't do too much to there photos, they focused on the composition. Well thas not 100% true. Different film gives you a different look. Kodak Ektar will give you a different look than Fujifilm Portra. Also the amount of time you develop your film changes the exposure and contrast of your image. Even after you develop you film you still have to edit it, you can just look at the picture because its a negative on a small piece of film, you have to print it. For printing there are many different options to further process your image you can add contrast raise the exposure lower the exposure give it a tint even darken a bright sky by using a gradient.

Remember. photography doesn't stop once you push the button. As a photographer you control light, whether its before, during, or after pushing the button.

xXoblivionXx
April 5th, 2015, 09:49 AM
nice job with your edits! which software do you use?

Abhorrence
April 5th, 2015, 01:28 PM
I'm a better editor than photographer so my editing can make my photos look a lot better. :P

Uranus
April 5th, 2015, 02:50 PM
Omg these are amazing! It totally looks like a brand new location :D
Nice editing man! You da real photo God

lightPainting
April 5th, 2015, 10:57 PM
nice job with your edits! which software do you use?
thanks, i use lightroom 5
Omg these are amazing! It totally looks like a brand new location :D
Nice editing man! You da real photo God

haha thankyou!
{begins to rise into heaven}

City Kid
April 10th, 2015, 01:01 PM
I totally agree with the others, you're a skilled editor! I especially like the outcome of the second photo, the colors look really nice.
Will you post some more photos in this thread anytime soon?

lightPainting
April 10th, 2015, 05:46 PM
I totally agree with the others, you're a skilled editor! I especially like the outcome of the second photo, the colors look really nice.
Will you post some more photos in this thread anytime soon?

sure:)
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8692/16778163997_8e5546dc9f_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ryCtBB)10-4-14 (47).jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ryCtBB) by Sir.Penguin (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/),

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/14553922525_701cdcdac8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ob5E7H)IMG_9218.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ob5E7H) by Sir.Penguin (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/),

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3817/12786749703_1f6df3877e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ktVrcM)write (https://flic.kr/p/ktVrcM) by Sir.Penguin (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

City Kid
April 11th, 2015, 07:01 AM
Those photos look really cool as well!
I especially love the third one. It looks really artistic and professional.
The first one may have a little too much sky on it, but what do I know. xD
The second one is just really freaky and random, but also quite nice to look at.
Good work!