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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:35 pm    Post subject: Big cat Reply with quote

That is quite a camera/flash setup. Fantastic pictures!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:05 am    Post subject: cougar Reply with quote

stunning pictures. thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really great pictures as always.  Thanks!

Hey, do the watermarks mean you've turned pro?  It looks like the photos have had some post processing.
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Location: Now I have a quote under my name, Taco.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tekewin wrote:
Really great pictures as always.  Thanks!

Hey, do the watermarks mean you've turned pro?  It looks like the photos have had some post processing.


Not pro - these are just the first photos that I'd consider worthy of selling as prints, so the advice of people has been to watermark.  I suppose otherwise I might miss out on tens of dollars in revenue.

I did some processing in Lightroom - mostly contrast, warming up the white balance (the flashes are very 'cold' on their own - cougars are not blue/gray) and boosting "Clarity", whatever that does.  If anyone has suggestions, I'm all ears!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lightroom is a pro tool, but I don't know enough to offer any advice.  The photos look perfect to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cougarmagic wrote:

I did some processing in Lightroom - mostly contrast, warming up the white balance (the flashes are very 'cold' on their own - cougars are not blue/gray) and boosting "Clarity", whatever that does.  If anyone has suggestions, I'm all ears!


I use Lightroom for the raw images from my camera.  You are better off to shoot raw than camera processed jpeg's.  There is much less compression of the image allowing more freedom for adjustments. However, raw images need post processing work to look their best.  

The beauty of Lightroom is that you can move the sliders and see the results.  The settings I typically use are these:

Sharpening +50
Clarity +15
Vibrance +15
Saturation +25

Look under Lens Adjustments for your camera lens.  Lightroom likely has a profile to correct geometric distortion - a problem especially with zoom lenses.

Areas too dark or too light can be improved with the Shadows and Highlights sliders.  Landscapes generally don't need color temperature adjustments unless there are large areas in shadows which will look blue under skylight.

Keep those great pictures coming!
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