Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog and Pet Fun > Photography


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-20-2012, 11:38 PM
faustus's Avatar
faustus faustus is offline
Puppy Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 83
Default Editing photos, am I on the right track?

I got a DSLR for Christmas and I'm still learning how to use it, but I'm also trying to figure out how to properly edit photos using Lightroom. I went to an agility trial recently and got a couple neat shots, but the bad lighting drained the photos a bit. Here's my first attempt at navigating away from just clicking autotone:


And the before image for comparison:


Anything you can see that I'm doing wrong/right? Basically any critique/criticism would be greatly appreciated! Also any tips for photographing fast moving dogs in bad lighting where flash isn't allowed would also be very much appreciated
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-22-2012, 04:18 PM
AndrewF's Avatar
AndrewF AndrewF is offline
MIiA
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: The great whi...err...green(?) North
Posts: 4,003
Default

You're on the right track. Your edits have definately enhanced the photo.

As you play with lightroom, try working with the individual colours; in this case, starting with your edited photo, try increasing the saturation just a bit in the yellow and red (moreso, the yellow) channels to help bring out the dog. In the blue channel, try reducing the saturation a bit and reducing the brightness.

As a general rule, I always adjust contrast before I play with vibrancy and saturation because contrast always impacts vibrancy and saturation.

The main thing is once you've got a good result, play around with the features you might not typically use and see what they do. You can always undo a change and you'll learn what you like and what you're less keen on as you go.
__________________
"These things happen.....to me." - Ron Stoppable


Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 PM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site