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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by CharlieTripp View Post

    How are these fixes? What are the primary areas that you for a green/purple tint? Is it the whole photo? Is it possible to fix vignetting? If so, how would you do it? How is the color/contrast on the last 2?
    1. right side soft/blurry. contrast still borderline at best. color ok.
    2. still poor contrast.

    Will not comment on those two again.

    3-4. dirty, borderline harsh contrast

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  • CharlieTripp
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    1. color is worse, needs less green, not more. Also too soft for the size.
    2. very poor (weak) contrast.
    How are these fixes? What are the primary areas that you for a green/purple tint? Is it the whole photo? Is it possible to fix vignetting? If so, how would you do it? How is the color/contrast on the last 2?

    Thanks
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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by CharlieTripp View Post

    What do you mean by quality are there specific things you look for? What are they? What, tells the photo has a green tint, how can you tell the tint adjustment is adequate? How well did I fix the tint/contrast? The big thing to avoid backlit photos is to always be able see that you are on the lit side of the aircraft, correct? You want to see a little shadow from the wing on the fuselage? Does the second count as backlit? if it is backlit, the lit up side is facing the camera and the wing casts a shadow on the fuselage just like the first photo what makes one backlit and the other not? Also how is the heat haze/contrast?

    Thanks!
    1. color is worse, needs less green, not more. Also too soft for the size.
    2. very poor (weak) contrast.

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  • CharlieTripp
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    Not at all, it depends entirely on whether the side of the aircraft facing you is lit or not.



    Barely noticeable, wouldn't be an issue for me.



    The lower the resolution, the more flaws will be hidden - but some guys think they need to upload the max. possible, all the time.. Personally, I usually stick to 1600pix, unless the quality is slightly less than desirable, then I might go with 1280.



    A bit dark/harsh contrast, and green tint.
    What do you mean by quality are there specific things you look for? What are they? What, tells the photo has a green tint, how can you tell the tint adjustment is adequate? How well did I fix the tint/contrast? The big thing to avoid backlit photos is to always be able see that you are on the lit side of the aircraft, correct? You want to see a little shadow from the wing on the fuselage? Does the second count as backlit? if it is backlit, the lit up side is facing the camera and the wing casts a shadow on the fuselage just like the first photo what makes one backlit and the other not? Also how is the heat haze/contrast?

    Thanks!
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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by CharlieTripp View Post
    Would you say that you are fairly safe if the sun is directly behind your back/camera +/- 15 degrees?
    Not at all, it depends entirely on whether the side of the aircraft facing you is lit or not.

    Originally posted by CharlieTripp View Post
    How is the first for heat haze?
    Barely noticeable, wouldn't be an issue for me.

    Originally posted by CharlieTripp View Post
    How do you figure out what is the max/bext resolution for a photo?
    The lower the resolution, the more flaws will be hidden - but some guys think they need to upload the max. possible, all the time.. Personally, I usually stick to 1600pix, unless the quality is slightly less than desirable, then I might go with 1280.

    Originally posted by CharlieTripp View Post
    How is the second photo for primarily contrast but really everything as that photo was taken on a different camera that I usually us?
    A bit dark/harsh contrast, and green tint.

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  • CharlieTripp
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    Would you say that you are fairly safe if the sun is directly behind your back/camera +/- 15 degrees? How is the first for heat haze? How do you figure out what is the max/bext resolution for a photo? How is the second photo for primarily contrast but really everything as that photo was taken on a different camera that I usually us?
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  • JuklicekCZ
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    Originally posted by derizu View Post

    To avoid backlit photos always have your back towards the sun. That way everything you see is properly lit. If you face towards the sun you get backlit, where the subject casts it’s own shadow.
    Your blue angels C130 shot has the sun shining on the aircraft, however the 747 shots are in their own shadow.
    Hopefully this helps
    Just to avoid misconceptions, backlit is not solely shooting against the sun.
    Even when the A/C is facing directly towards the sun, or the sun is some few degrees towards your side it can still be called being backlit if the shot has the symptoms.
    To avoid it you simply need to plan the shots, so the sun shines on the majority of the A/Cs side, tha you are shooting, you can use forexample http://suncalc.net/ to get an information at what position the sun will be at your location at a given time.
    Forexample, the following shot of mine is still to be called backlit, even though, the sun was already more towards my side of the aircraft.
    A good way of deterimning backlit is by seeing that the whole scene is bright, but the aircraft is not.
    Forexample, those 2 747s are white, but at these shots they are actually grey.
    Alse another way whet the aircraft is partially lit is by looking at the tail, is the whole rudder is not lit, it is backlit.
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  • derizu
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    Originally posted by CharlieTripp View Post

    I have been trying to but I am not doing very good at it. Why do you look for on a shot like this to see that it is backlit. What else can you look for when you can't see if there is or is not a shadow on the plane?

    Thanks
    To avoid backlit photos always have your back towards the sun. That way everything you see is properly lit. If you face towards the sun you get backlit, where the subject casts it’s own shadow.
    Your blue angels C130 shot has the sun shining on the aircraft, however the 747 shots are in their own shadow.
    Hopefully this helps

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  • CharlieTripp
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    1. dark/contrast, soft
    2. backlit, contrast
    3. backlit, horizon
    4. soft/heat haze

    Unless they are done purposefully (ie. silhouette shots), backlit images are rarely accepted, so please try to develop the ability to realize when images are backlit so we can save ourselves some time when prescreening. The two above are not even close
    I have been trying to but I am not doing very good at it. Why do you look for on a shot like this to see that it is backlit. What else can you look for when you can't see if there is or is not a shadow on the plane?

    Thanks

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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by CharlieTripp View Post

    I tried to fix the F-35 Photo, might still be soft. Does 2 or 3 have any contrast/backlit issues? How is the Contrast/heat haze on 4?

    Thanks for the advice and help
    1. dark/contrast, soft
    2. backlit, contrast
    3. backlit, horizon
    4. soft/heat haze

    Unless they are done purposefully (ie. silhouette shots), backlit images are rarely accepted, so please try to develop the ability to realize when images are backlit so we can save ourselves some time when prescreening. The two above are not even close

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  • CharlieTripp
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    Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

    1. dark/contrast, soft, overprocessed
    2. still soft, almost blurry
    3. dark/contrast, dirty
    4. borderline overprocessed
    I tried to fix the F-35 Photo, might still be soft. Does 2 or 3 have any contrast/backlit issues? How is the Contrast/heat haze on 4?

    Thanks for the advice and help
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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by CharlieTripp View Post
    Is the photo (2) good without the dust spot now? Is the 4th light enough and are either 1 or 4 backlit, I think 1 is close but not sure with the partial shadow on the tail. What about contrast on 1 and 4 as well?

    Thanks for the help
    1. dark/contrast, soft, overprocessed
    2. still soft, almost blurry
    3. dark/contrast, dirty
    4. borderline overprocessed

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  • CharlieTripp
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    Is the photo (2) good without the dust spot now? Is the 4th light enough and are either 1 or 4 backlit, I think 1 is close but not sure with the partial shadow on the tail. What about contrast on 1 and 4 as well?

    Thanks for the help
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  • dlowwa
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    Originally posted by CharlieTripp View Post
    How is contrast of photos 1 and 2? How is the framing of both? What plane would I choose to have the photo registration under, would it be the blue angle that if most right in the photo and in currently pulling up? Would I choose the P -51in the 2nd as it is the plane in the foreground of the photo? How are the fixes on the third and where is the dust spot and I having trouble finding where it is?

    Thanks
    1. dark. use infor for lead aircraft
    2. soft/backlit. not fixable.

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  • Youssef2
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    Hi Charlie
    I'm not a screener, just a new member.
    I had also problems to find dust spots in Lightroom with RAW photos. My solution now is to have a upload slot free in JP and use that to see dust spots easier. I save that JP dust picture and load that picture in Lightroom. I remove dust spots on JPs dust photo and then copy that to the jpg picture to take out these dust spots. I works great for me.

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