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05-09-11, 07:48 AM
Join Date: Apr 2010
My limits are that it has to look realistic and not overcooked. I still work with film and I am ideally trying to emulate that with my digital.
Out in the field, I still use a spot meter as I feel the discipline is good. You might ask why when the digital has a histogram. Well, my film camera is a Hasselblad which is loaded with Velvia. If you've ever used it, you'll know how unforgiving it is. However, you get it right and the slide is beautiful and will outstrip digital by a long way.
As mentioned in the original posting of this the only filter used was a ND one. The sky was "burnt" in with a filter pouch. In the landscape, I have done images using just my hand or a filter pouch to burn in the sky and no filtration. So, in essence everything was under my control.
What I don't do in Photoshop is add on lots of plugins etc. Someone asked me on another forum if I had used some plugin on an image that I did. The answer was no. It had been processed gently in LR and PS along with the natural light of the day.
The digital cameras of today just won't give us what we want unless there has been some manipulation. They are just too flat.
As I said. I can post up the original image with no manipulation at all so you can how it cleaned up.
Lastly, someone on another forum has said "I love your images but you are overprocessing them". So even I get charged with it!
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