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Thread: The Photo Editing Thread

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    The Photo Editing Thread

    So, since I've started using a DSLR and getting used to it, I also started to do some slight editing to my pictures. I know we have a lot of great photographers here, so I would like to dedicate this thread to help anyone who is editing pictures get a little better (or a lot better, for me).

    The general idea is: Post the unedited picture, and the edited one. Other people can come along and critique or praise what you did, give pointers, advice, etc.

    I'll go first: Feel free to critique.

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    I evened out the light at little, lowered the highlights at the top, and changed some of the color vibrancy and sharpness.

    For some reason, any sort of edit to a photo makes it feel weird to me. Is that normal?
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    Would you be OK if I moved this to the Photo/video section of our forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    Would you be OK if I moved this to the Photo/video section of our forum?
    Sure. Wasn't sure where it should go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    Would you be OK if I moved this to the Photo/video section of our forum?
    Good call JR.

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    Editing pictures is very subjective. When I looked at the picture the things I thought were the coolest were the water droplets, the pebbled ground, and just the overall Fall feel to it - cold and damp.

    Here's my quick try at highlighting those features with the Adjustments panel in PS:

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    Great thread! Me personally, I'm addicted to Adobe Lightroom and seldom post a shot without post processing.

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    Thanks, Will! I was afraid of going too dark, but that looks great.

    Guy, I also use Lightroom. It's great!
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    Another picture I did today.

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    Added in a little more color, brought up the light to bring out the front bumper, and some other small effects.
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    Looking good.

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    Not a car related but post processing related. A friend that came up to visit. Photo captured and posted by iPhone 5s with a lifeproof case on it. Quality isn't 100% but still pretty nice.

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