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Rick_Smith Registered since 08th Jan 2011Mon 21-Feb-11 11:22 PM
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"Just getting started with Raw and D7000 - feedback"


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I recently bought a D7000 and I'm playing around with taking photos in RAW and learning how to adjust images using Apple Aperture.

Here is a shot I took today of our 9 week old. Any feedback regarding the picture, including my editing, or what I can do/edit to make it better, would be appreciated.

Thanks!




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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Tue 22-Feb-11 12:00 AM
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#1. "RE: Just getting started with Raw and D7000 - feedback"
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Hi - for a start try the color Auto-Level tool, increase saturation a bit, then put a vignette around the photo and burn the lips a bit to make them darker red.

Those are simple enhancements, but I'm sure some of the real Aperture and PhotoShop craftsmen can provide you with more specific suggestions.

Larry

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Rick_Smith Registered since 08th Jan 2011Tue 22-Feb-11 12:18 AM
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>Hi - for a start try the color Auto-Level tool, increase
>saturation a bit, then put a vignette around the photo and
>burn the lips a bit to make them darker red.
>
>Those are simple enhancements, but I'm sure some of the real
>Aperture and PhotoShop craftsmen can provide you with more
>specific suggestions.

Thanks... I made a few of your suggested changes Thoughts?

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Rick_Smith Registered since 08th Jan 2011Tue 22-Feb-11 12:27 AM
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Heres a 3rd shot..

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wwt67 Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Apr 2010Tue 22-Feb-11 03:04 AM
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I like number 2 the best, except the enhancement to the lips. they don't look natural. Everything else looks good.

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Rick_Smith Registered since 08th Jan 2011Tue 22-Feb-11 03:05 AM
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Thanks! So you think I should just take the burn off of them?

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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Tue 22-Feb-11 03:36 AM
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#6. "RE: Just getting started with Raw and D7000 - feedback"
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Port Charlotte, US
          

In hindsight the darkening the lips might have been a bit much. I'll take the heat for that since it was my idea.

The second of the new batch looks good. A little more color in the head sets it off more from the light background.

It's getting there.

Larry

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Rick_Smith Registered since 08th Jan 2011Tue 22-Feb-11 04:04 PM
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here's another one, with some cropping..

Thoughts on this one?

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jmiguez Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Oct 2010Thu 24-Feb-11 11:17 AM
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#8. "RE: Just getting started with Raw and D7000 - feedback"
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Rick, My first thoughts are from a grandfather who doesn't get to see his grandson often enough. It has nothing to do with photography. Well maybe a little....

You are going to have a wonderful time taking pictures of that boy as he grows and matures.

As for the picture, I would have taken it at a higher angle, unless I was trying to distort his belly for a reason. I find that angle and closeness makes it hard to show the baby's features well. The position of the camera will, in my opinion, foreshorten and widen his stomach.

A baby's best features are his/her large head and eyes. I would normally try to emphasize them. Also, and I am being picky here, if he was wearing a different shirt, he might have better contrast with the wall. I found the wall colors and his Superman tee to clash.

I think the post enhancements went well. There was an improvement in contrast between number one and two shots.

Enjoy your son!

John

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Rick_Smith Registered since 08th Jan 2011Thu 24-Feb-11 08:13 PM
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#9. "RE: Just getting started with Raw and D7000 - feedback"
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Thu 24-Feb-11 08:54 PM by briantilley

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Hey thanks for the feedback! One of the main reasons I got into the hobby was so our parents could see pictures of their grandson! we bought our father-in law a Kodak Pulse for Christmas where we could send him pictures over the internet. He gets a BLAST out of seeing new pictures on there a few times a week!

I was using a 35 1.8 on those pictures. So I had to get in pretty close. Would you suggest a different lens to get the angle you were talking about?

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amolsan Registered since 14th Mar 2011Fri 01-Apr-11 09:49 AM
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#10. "RE: Just getting started with Raw and D7000 - feedback"
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Hey Rick,

That was a cute Pic.
I also use 35mm 1.8G. Getting closer is good. You can also experiment with cropping the image and doing PP. I am using Aperture(still on the starting points of the learning curve !).
Do you have kit lens-like the 18-105 ? I am happy with it for close shots for a starter.
Happy Clicking.
Amol

  

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