Ss.org RAW challenge thread.

Discussion in 'Art, Media & Photography' started by Tang, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Whammy

    Whammy SS.org Regular

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    Seemed grand to me :lol:

    But seriously I didn't notice any nasty artifacts when pushing the photo. I'd be happy shooting with it.
    You can change settings drastically without having to worry about it fecking up stuff.
    Some cameras I've tried are not so forgiving :lol:
     
  2. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    I'm just imagining that sensors performance upgraded to a full frame body. It could seriously give the 6d a run for its money.

    Please Pentax, give us full-frame. :fawk:
     
  3. Rook

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    645D mate, do it.
     
  4. feilong29

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    Took a stab at the bike pic:

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    Edit: I think I'm going to take another stab later tonight.
     
  5. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    That's like 1/4 of my yearly salary right now! Being a working student sucks :(

    But goddamn is the output of that camera magical.

    EDIT: totally gonna upload one of dog portrait RAW files ;)
     
  6. ThePhilosopher

    ThePhilosopher Reason User Contributor

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    I could buy a used H3D kit and write it off; however, I'm not in a position to justify such a thing. You want to see insanity check out the Hassy 80mm f/2.8.

    I'll see if a buddy of mine can send me a Hassy RAW file we could play with.
     
  7. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    here're some sample RAW files that dpreview posted from the 645d.. those files are HUGE.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/2010/12/4/pentax645d
     
  8. feilong29

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    ramses Guitar/pizza regular

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  10. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    Nice guitar man, and nice shot! I loved tinkering with this pic. Is that a walnut top? Sure as hell looks like it!

    here's the RAW:

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    ramses original RAW by nrrfed, on Flickr

    and here's my edit:

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    ss.org RAW challenge (pic by ramses) by nrrfed, on Flickr

    and here're the major edits. I also played with HSL to help make the body a tiny bit darker (which helped bring out that gorgeous grain) and added a heavy vignette to bring the focus clearly to the Carvin.


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    ramsesraw by nrrfed, on Flickr
     
  11. ramses

    ramses Guitar/pizza regular

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    Thanks! I'm teaching myself photography as a hobby :)

    Yup, that's a claro walnut top. I like how you made the grain pop!
     
  12. Whammy

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    RAW
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    Both of these were fun to do :)
     
  13. Tang

    Tang Master of Chihuahuas

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    My original version of that guitar had a heavy matte like that. I like it both ways.
     
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  15. Rook

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    GAH THIS IS SO INFURIATING

    I've been so busy this week, literally not had time to do any of you guys' stuff haha.

    Tang, a 645D is a quarter of your annual salary and you're a student? They're the equivalent of $10,000 here, what the hell are you complaining about? :lol:

    Hassy H3D looks like a beast and can be had for decent enough money second hand here for the body. I plan on picking up a 500c/m this year and maybe at some point in the future slapping a digital back on it once they aren't £4000 hahaha. I very much look forward to shooting some more film, I went through film all too quickly tbh.

    This is fun and I haven't even contributed next, got some time this evening so I'm gunna do loads :D
     
  16. Whammy

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    First I brought the contrast down a lot to recover a lot of the subtle stuff that gets lost with the full blacks and bright lights.

    This along with some shadow recovery brightened up the sky a lot.
    So I added a generous amount of vignetting to darken off the side so the bright sky was only above the city, giving the impression that the city was glowing.

    That's about it really. White balance was auto/tungsten but I added some blues to the shadows.

    I felt the blacks over all was a bit overpowering so I changed the cut off point for blacks. Blacks are 90% grey.
     
  17. feilong29

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    Wow, thanks man! I was super disappointed with that shot but, it seems I REALLY need to learn my editing program and fiddle around with some other adjustments. I'm sure learning a lot from you and the others and I really appreciate it. This was probably the best thread that could have possibly been created, photography-wise :D
     
  18. Whammy

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    I'm learning things too. Normally most of my own photos have low contrast to begin with due to my lenses. So all of my presets I've made are to suit my photos :lol:

    Editing other peoples photos is teaching me to not treat every photo with a one size fits all mentality :)
     
  19. feilong29

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    THIS^ I'm not going to 'bite' off you guy's style, but there are elements that I love in each editing style. I would have never touched vignetting before, but it can make certain images or subjects 'pop'.
     
  20. Rook

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    ^Why not? You're never actually going to manage to bite off our styles because what you see in people's work isn't necessarily what they're intentionally putting into it. All you're ever going to do is bite of your perception of someone else's work and subconsciously put yor own taste and your own swing on it.

    Nobody here will ever take the same style shots as Whammy and process them the exact same way. Even if you went out with him with the same gear and everything he took a picture of you took a picture of they'd look distinctly different and that's the beauty of all things artistic to me, naff as that sounds.

    Take cues from other people's work. Learn from trying to copy them. Take photos that are 'wrong' and don't correct them to photographic standards just leave it wrong. Do what people don't like.

    If you want to.
     

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