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#501 Viper

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Posted May 19, 2012 - 09:24 PM

JEN, you do some fantastic post-processing...

Where did you learn it from? Do you have any links?

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 06:55 AM

JEN, you do some fantastic post-processing...

Where did you learn it from? Do you have any links?

Just messing with the brightness/contrast tool, and something called "Curves" in Photoshop cs5. I also download something called "Actions" off DeviantArt, and they're basically "steps" in achieving the style or hues you want for an image that is applied in a single click just so you don't have to do it all yourself manually. I find it better to do it yourself though, so you have more freedom to do w/e you'd like since some Actions can make your photo darker than you would like..or lighter than you have wanted.

All in all, you have to kinda know your way around PhotoShop to edit things like that.

I've been slowly getting away from using extreme editing though..and keeping things natural looking. Things seem to look better that way, like the pic of the chandeliers, the wooden bracelets, and the 2 pics of the Matryoshka dolls.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 08:05 PM

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 06:55 AM

I prefer original photos as well. So much so that I only take RAW images. I rarely post process my pictures. I did try several times, but not a big fan. I’m still learning, though. That's why I asked. Sometimes you can make a good picture look great with post-processing.
I do have cs6 and I did download a tutorial. Might come handy...


Other thing I wanted to talk to you guys was about space.
I take a lot of pictures hence the problem I face is of storage. They take up so much space and I don't know what to do with them. Can't delete them either.

What do you guys do about it?

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Posted May 21, 2012 - 07:39 AM

I prefer original photos as well. So much so that I only take RAW images. I rarely post process my pictures. I did try several times, but not a big fan. I’m still learning, though. That's why I asked. Sometimes you can make a good picture look great with post-processing.
I do have cs6 and I did download a tutorial. Might come handy...


Other thing I wanted to talk to you guys was about space.
I take a lot of pictures hence the problem I face is of storage. They take up so much space and I don't know what to do with them. Can't delete them either.

What do you guys do about it?


I never understood how you take RAW images. Is it possible ONLY with DSLR cameras? I just use your average compact digital camera (this one, to be exact), so ya..lol

I save all the photos I've taken in an external drive I bought at Best Buy a few years ago, so you can get one of those. Or you can simply upload everything up onto PhotoBucket, and use their site as storage space.

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Posted May 26, 2012 - 07:45 PM

In case anyone's wondering, the last 2 photos are of the famous Crystal Cathedral in Anaheim, Calif.

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 06:44 PM

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Posted May 29, 2012 - 06:45 PM

In case anyone's wondering, the last 2 photos are of the famous Crystal Cathedral in Anaheim, Calif.

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That cathedral is pretty ill

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Posted June 01, 2012 - 05:12 PM

Went to Huntington Beach today since it had been a while. Going to come back some time next week, or go to Newport instead since it's been 3-4 years I last went there...

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Posted June 02, 2012 - 11:18 AM

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 03:52 PM

These are not my pics one of my best friends is into photography and always sends me his latest pics their of this neighborhood called Williamsburg it's a mix of poor Jews and Artist/Musicians/hipsters

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 04:39 PM

^Def liking the last two shots. You know what camera he uses? I like the detail of the last photo, where you can kinda make out "WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE 1903" and the chunk of text under the tagging.

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Posted June 03, 2012 - 05:44 PM

^Def liking the last two shots. You know what camera he uses? I like the detail of the last photo, where you can kinda make out "WILLIAMSBURG BRIDGE 1903" and the chunk of text under the tagging.



I don't really know anything about photography so idk what camera he uses I just like the pics

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Posted June 04, 2012 - 07:43 PM

Heritage Park in Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

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Posted June 05, 2012 - 03:54 PM

Heritage Park in Cerritos, Calif.

Was a total last min decision to go there after class today heh

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Posted June 07, 2012 - 07:45 PM

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Posted June 08, 2012 - 06:10 PM

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Posted June 11, 2012 - 05:28 PM

These were taken in Downtown Los Angeles today..

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Posted June 12, 2012 - 08:20 PM

Taken in Lakewood, Calif. right along the San Gabriel River (Trail)

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Posted June 15, 2012 - 06:00 PM

Fullerton Arboretum
Fullerton, CA

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