How to edit or shoot like this? (Amazing photos)

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vitomirj New Member • Posts: 2
How to edit or shoot like this? (Amazing photos)

What is the trick of editing or shooting like this?

Thanks!

Mark_A
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I think the secret is patience and slow working to edit such images.

Whose are they?

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Macro guy
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Quite frankly, I think these photos are kitschy and way overprocessed. They look like cartoons.

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jimhughes
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It's a matter of opinion and we can only guess at the processing.

Here's my shot at it: These are what I call "HDR Lite", there's been some dynamic range compression. Too much for my liking, although not totally over the top. The histogram endpoints have been set pretty well Some boosting of saturation, and maybe a slightly bluish WB and/or selective color shifting on the 3rd one; the last one has a magenta cast which doesn't look right. Dark vignetting doesn't do much for me, feels crowded. The vignetting, and some boosting of large-scale contrast by something like a "clarity" adjustment, are an attempt to add drama.

The average person will reliably say "wow" "awesome" or "amazing" in response to this sort of photo.

Just my opinions.  Obviously many people like this sort of thing and that's totally ok.

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Gonca Perunkovska photograhy.

barbara j Regular Member • Posts: 254
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The angles remind me of drone photography and the rest is just over the top, and talented, post processing; Lightroom and Photoshop.

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luke168 Junior Member • Posts: 45
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first of all, these are excellent pictures.

What I've been learning from people who are producing pics like these is the editing and the shooting are equally important. A good raw pic will enable you to sculpt a better output in post processing.

on how... well, one thing I can tell is seemingly these pics, or at least most of them, were taken with long exposure and maybe with some composite editing. I agree that a lot of effort was given to edit these pics, and the results are beautiful.

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NikonNature Veteran Member • Posts: 3,986
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I would add that good light - early or late, or stormy with drama in the sky - makes a huge difference. And I agree that shooting RAW is important for getting the most out of your images.

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One thing those all have in common, low-light shooting conditions.  Very early, very late, or cloudy.

Then they processed the heck of the photos.  Frankly, I think it's a bit overdone.  Had they been more gradual or gentle it would have worked much better.  The spotlight on the church in the first photo is particularly obnoxious.

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Kristoff_EM5 Regular Member • Posts: 186
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jimhughes wrote:

It's a matter of opinion and we can only guess at the processing.

Here's my shot at it: These are what I call "HDR Lite", there's been some dynamic range compression. Too much for my liking, although not totally over the top. The histogram endpoints have been set pretty well Some boosting of saturation, and maybe a slightly bluish WB and/or selective color shifting on the 3rd one; the last one has a magenta cast which doesn't look right. Dark vignetting doesn't do much for me, feels crowded. The vignetting, and some boosting of large-scale contrast by something like a "clarity" adjustment, are an attempt to add drama.

The average person will reliably say "wow" "awesome" or "amazing" in response to this sort of photo.

Just my opinions. Obviously many people like this sort of thing and that's totally ok.

I agree with all that, and would add some very heavy handed dodging and burning.

Not too hard to learn to do in light room and Photoshop if you are so inclined.

Photos like that are less about how the picture was taken, more about how much it was attacked in post processing.

I quite like all of them apart from the last, the magenta tint is just weird.

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Chaplain Mark
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Macro guy wrote:

Quite frankly, I think these photos are kitschy and way overprocessed. They look like cartoons.

Exactly.

Not at all the style of image I would choose to create.

However,  I do respect the PP skills required to produce such an image.

I'm thinking the artist most likely has the skills to produce whatever look he or she has in mind...I hope...!

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