"It is one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it is another thing to make a portrait of who they are" - Paul Caponigro
Constructive Critique of my photographs is always appreciated
I reckon it would be good to see some samples, maybe 100% crop versions of users files straight out of the camera with noand then after you have applied your preferred technique. Any takers?
Also am I correct in saying that the more MP your camera has the more apparent the images will seem 'less ' as you are zooming in to an image that is larger in size?
please ask before PP my images
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High pass filter for me, gives me a more managable result easy to edit areas with a mask too!
OK. I'm shocked!
I have never bothered with before but after reading this post then playing around in LR and looking at the results side by side, I am going to do it from now on. This could explain why I am never happy with the results of my images.
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In pp,should be the final step. If I have created a few adjustment layers with masks etc and want to keep these layers for tweaking later, I merge all of the relevant layers to a new layer and apply the high-pass filter to a copy of that layer.
To merge the layers prior to I make them visible and then hold down the ALT key while clicking on LAYERS->MERGE VISIBLE.
The rest is as per Rick's recipe.
I too prefer this because it focuses on the edges and doesn't accentuate the grain. Also, by usng a mask on the HP layer I can limit the to selected areas of the image.
Thanks Rick for a great post.
Thanks for the more than useful tips guys: AP is an education in photography.
Comments and CC welcome..
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I tried the high pass filter set to hard /soft on some recent photos. Now i don't think ill need that optometrists appointment anymore. Excellent advice in this thread.
Looking for a lonely D3x to keep my D80 company. She wears Nikkor and Lowerpro and likes rough handling....
Do the newer sensors (gapless micro ) remove the need for this process?
Great info; it's all a bit over my head right now!
Yep, really must get my head around the finer points of, as opposed to just trial and error.
think some youtube tutorials are in order... Anyone have any suggestions, ie 'the strobist' of PP ?
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Thanks Rick. Very useful comments here for someone learning how to use photoshop too