K-3 Image Processing Samples

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Kaso Senior Member • Posts: 2,705
Re: K-3 Image Processing Samples

Ned-B wrote:

Funny but didn't even think about my settings...just shot like I've always done with my K-5 etc. AV mode, SR on, single focus point, everything else default.

Noted, with interest -- just amazing.

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Re: K-3 Image Processing Samples

To me,

the warm and friendly eyes of your grand-son need a warm skin tone.

For me it's #2

Very nice  - thanks Ned

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Ned-B OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,525
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Bad luck for the wrinkles, Ned. You managed to dig up the single k3 in circulation that does notblurs details !  

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Thanks JLS, I'm pretty sure there are many more K-3's out there which will perform the same as my sample

Regards,
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Ned-B OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,525
Re: K-3 Image Processing Samples

To me,

the warm and friendly eyes of your grand-son need a warm skin tone.

For me it's #2

Very nice  - thanks Ned

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Thanks very much for your feedback. I went back and forth while editing, but agree, I think No. 2 works best for him (and his mom).

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Ned

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Gary Martin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,461
Re: K-3 Image Processing Samples

Hello Ned! I like the B&W rendition quite a bit, but the Color Fx version looks artificial to me, and I like the original much better. I love the rendering of the FA31 for images like this.

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Nice Processing Ned, Great photo too!

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Adding an age specific skin rendering option to K3 by a firmware update could be a blockbuster for                portrait photographers. As a 50+ guy, I prefer the 2nd image

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Ned-B OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,525
Re: K-3 Image Processing Samples

Hello Ned! I like the B&W rendition quite a bit, but the Color Fx version looks artificial to me, and I like the original much better. I love the rendering of the FA31 for images like this.

Hi Gary, thanks. I'm looking forward to printing the B&W's. Agree, a few of the default filters in Color Efex sometimes produce a slight plasticky look. I probably should have adjusted the toning a bit. Yes, the FA31 sure seems to like the new sensor!

Cheers,
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Ned-B OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,525
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Nice Processing Ned, Great photo too!

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Thanks Mike, hope you're enjoying your K-3.

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Ned-B OP Senior Member • Posts: 1,525
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Adding an age specific skin rendering option to K3 by a firmware update could be a blockbuster for                portrait photographers. As a 50+ guy, I prefer the 2nd image

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Soheil, it actually could be done...probably in software as part of face detection:)

Cheers,
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Ned-B wrote:

Ned-B wrote:

Great images Ned, the focus and skin detail are excellent, now the big questions are, was sr on, was fill flash used, was af used ? and if so contrast or phase ?

cheers don

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Thanks Don. Funny but didn't even think about my settings...just shot like I've always done with my K-5 etc. AV mode, SR on, single focus point, everything else default.

Cheers,
Ned

Ditto .... keep settings simple. Leaves you free to work on composition, lighting, background, expressions etc

Maybe use a simple reflector propped up but that's as far as I go. The rest is in the eye as they say ..

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We're on the same page. As the sun was going down, I had very little time for these photos so had to keep it simple. You're right though, I probably should have brought a reflector.

I've never considered, or used a reflector. Instead, I find NIK's ColorEfex Pro filter "Darken/Lighten Center" in LR 5.2 works well to simulate the effect with a very soft vignette can help draw the viewer's eye to what I consider the image's point of interest.

Anyway, simply open the filter, click on the "Place Center" square below the sliders, move your pointer over the image and click on the spot where you wish the effect to center. In your case, I might pick the main subject's eyes, or smile, (say) the boy. Adjust the sliders to create the effect you desire. If you wish to change the center point in the image, re-click the little square under the filter's sliders, then click the new location in your image, followed by a re-adjustment of the slider's effects, as you wish. Usually, this is done as the last step in my workflow and I save the result as a TIFF file.

Cheers... M

BTW: Handsome family...

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