Old 02-09-2006, 02:15 PM   #1
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I've just started shooting digital, I'm still learning, but I'm wondering if I could get some advice on these two.

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BAD CONTRAST

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CROPPING ON ORIGINAL - CONTRAST ON APPEAL

I admit I'm not a photoshop ace and everyone's monitor looks different. I'm mostly looking for help in the contrast department.

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Old 02-09-2006, 04:12 PM   #2
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While I haven't become an expert on contrast, I think this first photo could use more lightening. I think the snow skewed your meter into darkening the locomotives.

With the second, you could crop out the M.P. sign and bring the right side closer to the Malt-O-Meal sign (or chop it off ). Lighten it up a bit too.

Go to images and choose levels. Move the right arrow left to the black peaks.
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for the first one im sorry i canot help you in it as i donot have good ideas in fixing bad contrast problems.
for the second one i think that you can crop from the right side till you reach the grain car and try also to crop 0.5 or 0.75 of the distance between the light column and the top of the pic.
nice pix.what the type of camera you are using?
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Old 02-09-2006, 05:17 PM   #4
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Default A little help here - bad cropping

Thanks for the replies. I'm using the Canon 20D and I'm not quite used to it. I honestly didn't expect there to be such a learning curve when switching from slides to digital. I had pretty much mastered the art of slide photography, in the respect of shutter speeds and f-stops, but this digital is all new. Its difficult to get a good read on all these things when you're learning, its especially difficult when to fix your photos when it seams every monitor you look at is different.

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Old 02-09-2006, 09:06 PM   #5
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Maybe something like this:
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