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    First Photos

    &nbsp; Yesterday was the first day I was able to get out with my new Nikon 5300 and as it has been a long time since I have started taking photography seriously again you could say new photos as well. Here is one that I liked. &nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br><br><br>&nbsp;<img src="https://nikonites.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=248791&stc=1" attachmentid="248791" alt="" id="vbattach_248791" class="previewthumb"><br><br><br>Taken in a nearby park in Manual Mode&nbsp;<br>with 18-55 Nikon zoom lens<br>ss 125<br>5.6<br>iso 100<br><br><br>


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      Re: First Photos

      What is it you're liking about this photo , and wish to enhance ?

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      Thanks, I like the composition of the picture: Maggie sitting on the bench, her back to me, her dog sitting next to her and both of them looking at the lake. I like the lighting, the shadows through the trees. I think that parts of the picture (lilly pads on the lake) are a bit out of focus and not sure how to bring all of that together.

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      Ok well then those are the elements that you would want to keep , I would use Photoshop healing tools to remove the metalwork and the signs And the skinny pine obstructing their view.
      Then cut out the dog and bring him closer to the bench so it looks like they are together looking out on the tranquil lily pads.
      Since we cant see their faces we at least could be looking over their shoulder .
      Since the harsh light out there looks unpleasant to stare at, you need to drop those highlights.
      Leave some of the tree branches as an internal 'frame' of their view , and possibly crop in a bit to direct the viewer into the scene.
      For added interest , I would either consider adding an element from another photo , maybe a duck ,or a 'cloudy memory of days gone by', onto the pond
      OR for more excitement use one of the distorting effects to create a tunnel as if they were being pulled out into a wormhole.
      All this would take a lot of effort , I know that , but since the objects are so spread out , and their faces are turned away ..,
      I don't think its enough to change the contrast or something simple and heroically create an entire new image.
      But , I would consider that if you can at least get those glaring highlights down , that one of the paint rendering filters can help to unify an image.

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      Re: First Photos

      Quote Originally Posted by Capri142 View Post
      &nbsp; Yesterday was the first day I was able to get out with my new Nikon 5300 and as it has been a long time since I have started taking photography seriously again you could say new photos as well. Here is one that I liked. &nbsp; &nbsp;<br><br><br><br>&nbsp;<img src="https://nikonites.com/attachments/photo-feedback/248791-first-photos-lakenmolly.jpg" attachmentid="248791" alt="First Photos-lakenmolly.jpg" id="vbattach_248791" class="previewthumb"><br><br><br>Taken in a nearby park in Manual Mode&nbsp;<br>with 18-55 Nikon zoom lens<br>ss 125<br>5.6<br>iso 100<br><br><br>
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      Re: First Photos

      WOW!

      Photoshop huh? Ok that is prpbably worth getting onto my PC but I have a feeling it is a pretty steep learning curve to do all of the stuff that you mentioned. So where/how would be the best way to do that?

      Thanks

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      Re: First Photos

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      Quote Originally Posted by Capri142 View Post
      WOW!

      Photoshop huh? Ok that is prpbably worth getting onto my PC but I have a feeling it is a pretty steep learning curve to do all of the stuff that you mentioned. So where/how would be the best way to do that?

      Thanks
      Photoshop is not hard to learn and there's no need to feel intimidated by what it can do.

      Start with basic, global edits like white balance and exposure. From there you can learn at your own pace.

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      not thanked , deleted
      Last edited by Stoshowicz; 03-24-2017 at 10:19 PM.





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