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Old Nov 19, 2008, 10:15 PM   #1
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Did not do any PP on this photo, just resizing to bring down file size.

Would appreciate comments/suggestions on how to improve.


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Old Nov 21, 2008, 5:33 PM   #2
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Might have been better if you got down to the level of the child to take the picture, rather than have the child look up at you.
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 12:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. I will keep this in mind the next time.

Taking it from the top does make the child look distant. At his level, there will be more connection.
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Old Nov 22, 2008, 8:03 PM   #4
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Cute picture, but getting down to his level would help a lot as already stated. Also correct that color cast, it look to have a gold tint to the shot.
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Old Nov 23, 2008, 8:19 PM   #5
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Cute picture, but getting down to his level would help a lot as already stated. Also correct that color cast, it look to have a gold tint to the shot.
Thanks for the pointers.

The gold tint must be because of the cloth roofing that was orange or reddish or the walls? I guess this is where PP comes in. Gotta learn this part of photography.
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Old Nov 26, 2008, 10:19 PM   #6
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Besides what was already said, I did a color cast correction and some sharpening.

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I'm not sure what the colors actually were, but you can get an idea from this edit. Robert
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 4:53 PM   #7
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very nice colour correction!

I second getting down to the kid's level. it really makes a world of difference!!
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Old Nov 27, 2008, 9:58 PM   #8
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Hawgwild wrote:
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Besides what was already said, I did a color cast correction and some sharpening.

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I'm not sure what the colors actually were, but you can get an idea from this edit. Robert
Robert,

From my recollection of the setting, this correction brings the colors closer to their actual state.

Thanks a lot. What did you tweak in the PP?
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Old Nov 28, 2008, 12:19 AM   #9
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I use photoshop elements 4.0. In the "enhance" menu, I used "remove color cast", and adjusted the color with the eyedropper. Then I applied some unsharp mask. It's amazing to me how little PP it takes to improve a photo. I don't know how anyone can get "perfect" pics straight out of a DSLR. I get better pics straight out of my Canon A560 than I do with my Sony A300. Go figure.. Robert

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Old Nov 28, 2008, 12:27 AM   #10
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Thanks Robert. I use Lightroom but am sure there is the equivalent function to "remove color cast".

Thanks again for the learnings.
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