The meeting looked at other ways to change areas of a photo. A common issue is to replace a sky and how to effectively select the sky with a complex transition (e.g. trees sticking up into a skyline).
Luminosity masking was looked at as ane solution for this. An example of how to do this in photoshop elements is here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP508l1FS5o and (much easier) in Lightroom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ks2-1i9YVR4
An example is:
The sky has been selected and adjusted using the luminosity mask.
Members were asked to bring in an image that they are having difficulty processing. An example of this is:
It was edited using Lightroom. Tools used: Raial filter, vignette, crop, whites, clarity.
Homework for November - Use luminosity masking to edit a picture.
September To produce 1 HDR and 1 focus stacked image. You can use one of the techniques described in the last meeting or your own.
Examples of what was produced:
An example of HDR done well, looking natural but has detail in all the dark areas
A more typical example of what HDR looks like. Some people like the extreme effect. Whether you do or not, things to look out for are; ghosting and unwanted artifacts. A good example is the white line running along the hill tops/ skyline.
A great attempt at focus stacking. The method has been followed and a great result achieved, however the very front part of the wall is slightly out of focus. It needs a fourth photo added to the original set from which has the focus set on the nearest part of the wall.
Another great example. 3 photos focusing on the front, middle and back of the log were focus stacked. The water is deliberately left out of focus.
|Links to previous how to videos
High Dynamic Range http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x_ -hJF6YJdg
Focus stacking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vTj0MWwqCk