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  • #16
    How to avoid halos?

    I have nice photos to upload but my biggest problem is the halos visible in the photo. Is there a practical tutorial via youtube or how to remove them page? Thank you so much and peace!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Radioactivity View Post
      I have nice photos to upload but my biggest problem is the halos visible in the photo. Is there a practical tutorial via youtube or how to remove them page? Thank you so much and peace!
      You can't remove halos, you can only avoid them in the first place. They are usually caused by editing features such as de-haze, clarity, vibrance, and shadow/highlights. Avoid using any such editing tools, and you shouldn't see any halos.

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      • #18
        I had this problem when I first started - so to avoid halos....

        I use Lightroom...

        1. Do not increase or decrease the HIGHLIGHT tool away from the zero level, but if you do need to, then only very little.
        2. Also the same for the shadow tool, and Texture and Clarity - do not move these sliders too far away from zero.

        The settings above when moved away from zero will introduce halos into the aircraft edge.

        Now, halos can be difficult to detect unless you know what you are looking for - they are very subtle....so, THIS is what halos looks like - a blackened area where the aircraft meets the sky as in this picture

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        To make halos easier to notice, then when you upload a picture to the upload queue, click on the CHECK FOR DUST button and any halos on the aircraft edge will be immediately noticable.

        Now the key to this all is taking a good photo in the first place, with your camera set correctly. Always shot with the sun BEHIND you, and sun rays on the aircraft. Cloudy days generally do not give good photos for this website, so don't bother on cloudy days, as they mostly will get rejected - UNLESS there is a sudden break in the clouds and the sun shines directly on your aircraft when you hit the fire button - which can happen, but is is rare - see my photos below and count how many were with a cloudy sky...hardly any.

        Your camera settings should be ISO 200-400 (I never go above 400 - if you have to go higher, then its too dark). ISO 200 for a sunny day (ISO 100 if a very bright clear day with no cloud in the sky) - and ISO 400 if its not so sunny, or getting late in the day when sun starting to go down.

        Aim for f/8 - that is the optimum level, but even up to f/11 can work so that the whole aircraft will appear sharp. As for shutter speed, I find 1/640 or 1/800 works for most sunny situations.

        IF your camera is set correctly for the shot, then you won;'t need to do too much post-editing - all you might need to do is bump up the contrast a little to make it look better, and perhaps adjust the white balance to give the tone of colour that you like best for the shot. You might also want to increase saturation but only a little to bump up the colours and make it look more radiant. Don't oversaturate the sky, (by increasing BLUE saturation too much), just increase it a little to make the sky look a
        bit punchier. You should also increase sharpening, Also if using ISO 400, then increase noise reduction to smooth out the grainy bits.

        I only had my first upload back in November, and am now up to 80 photos in the database... so am a relative newbie myself, but this is what seems to work for me.

        Link to my photos: https://www.jetphotos.com/photographer/125022

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        • #19
          Hello, I apologize for the previous post (if possible I ask the administrators to delete it).

          I would like to know the horizon of this photo is correct. Thank you and apologize again for what happened. Because I use the forum very little for editing.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Radioactivity View Post
            Hello, I apologize for the previous post (if possible I ask the administrators to delete it).

            I would like to know the horizon of this photo is correct. Thank you and apologize again for what happened. Because I use the forum very little for editing.

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            Not to be rude, but it would be good to read those guidelines again:

            https://forums.jetphotos.com/forum/a...ning-from-crew

            "A couple of general requests: if you get a rejection you don't agree with, better to come here and get advice before appealing, not after. There is not much incentive to help those who disregard advice or appeal before asking for it."

            You've already appealed the rejection. I will warn you that whoever handled the appeal/rejection missed that there seems to a gradation in the sky - was it naturally darker near the top or is that a filter you have added in processing?

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            • #21
              Originally posted by dlowwa View Post

              Not to be rude, but it would be good to read those guidelines again:

              https://forums.jetphotos.com/forum/a...ning-from-crew

              "A couple of general requests: if you get a rejection you don't agree with, better to come here and get advice before appealing, not after. There is not much incentive to help those who disregard advice or appeal before asking for it."

              You've already appealed the rejection. I will warn you that whoever handled the appeal/rejection missed that there seems to a gradation in the sky - was it naturally darker near the top or is that a filter you have added in processing?
              Hi!

              I don't use filters. I just make adjustments to the original photo. I used F / 10 and ISO 100 in the photo. 99% of my photos I do by manual focus due to the use of catadioptric lenses. Obviously in this case I used an 18-55 from my XSi.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Radioactivity View Post

                Hi!

                I don't use filters. I just make adjustments to the original photo. I used F / 10 and ISO 100 in the photo. 99% of my photos I do by manual focus due to the use of catadioptric lenses. Obviously in this case I used an 18-55 from my XSi.
                In this case, I was simply enquiring if those 'adjustments' may have included darkening the sky, as it gets much darker in a very even manner, not typically seen when this effect is natural

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                • #23

                  I know that the helicopter is being "capped" by another part of an R44. However, the hangar I was in was extremely small and with only one possible angle. I couldn't have asked for the engine cover to be removed from the other R44, but I wouldn't have been polite. Any chances of acceptance?
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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Radioactivity View Post
                    I know that the helicopter is being "capped" by another part of an R44. However, the hangar I was in was extremely small and with only one possible angle. I couldn't have asked for the engine cover to be removed from the other R44, but I wouldn't have been polite. Any chances of acceptance?
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                    Too much clutter unfortunately. Also soft, noisy, and motive for the people behind, so didn't really have a chance anyway.

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