Great work, Evelyn!
How does darktable compare to RawTherapee?
That would be a question I’m not in a position to answer acurately. On first trial, I found Darktable more ergonomic and easier to learn than RawTherapee. (and that is NOT a compliment to RawTherapee!)
@buddingphotographer or another member might have some more useful comments than…[Read more]
…@frazerfamily, how did you just warm up the tent and not the whole picture?…
It was pretty simple, actually. I simply used darktable‘s ‘color zones‘ tool (I think the rough equivalent in Lightroom is the HSL tool). Basically, I pushed the greens a bit down in the hue, to make them yellower.
This is one of darktable’s mos…[Read more]
I definitely like the lighting in the first picture. There’s more ambient, comfortable light about it.
It would have been really nice, in my opinion, if there had been a little more “sunset-like” colour in the sky, but that’s personal opinion.
I’ve attached the way I’d have edited your first tent picture; making the green light from the tent a…[Read more]
We don’t exactly live in wheat country. There are a few farmers in our area that plant wheat for their own use and last year I bought some wheat straw for our sheep from one of these farmers. Imagine my surprise when this summer, I saw wheat growing in our manure pile. When I saw the STS opportunity this month I decided to pick and husk a few…[Read more]
@rhodabarrick, the first pictures look great. I especially like the lighting of DSC_1045 and DSC_1090. The low light from the sun tells me that you were shooting at a good time of day – the golden hour!
Judging from the coolness, the darkness, the lack of saturation, and also the softness of the light in the last two pictures, I would guess that…[Read more]
When I saw “Harvest” I immediately thought of this HDR I took last fall.
But there’s not much empty space, it has nothing to do with bread, and worst of all, it has a distinctly North American feeling to it.
But hey, it really illustrates the concept of harvest! 😄
I guess I’ll just have to keep trying… 😕
I wonder if the shutter speed would depend on the direction the vehicle is travelling and/or the position of the photographer relative to the vehicle.
The amount of blur on any given part of the vehicle depends upon how much it moves in the frame during the exposure. Therefore, if you’re closer to the vehicle, or more zoomed in on it, you’ll end…[Read more]
Yeah, that’s a really tricky situation, one in which you sometimes don’t have much time (sunrise is only so long!), or many chances, to experiment.
Speaking purely from personal experience, if you really want to completely “freeze” a vehicle, wheels and all, that’s moving at, let’s say, 100 km/h (60 mph), you’re going to have to use a shutter…[Read more]
it all depends on your genre and the purpose of your photo.
Absolutely. Otherwise, there would be no room for fancy post-processing work such as photoshopping in Christian photography, like this instructional video by @jamesstaddon, for example. He had an excellent and thoroughly honest reason to create a “real-looking” image of something that…[Read more]
I haven’t posted a picture for awhile, so I thought I’d post this sunbeam that caught my eye. I thought it would do well as a desktop background, or with a motto or verse on it.
I’ve attached jpg versions of the original and edited image.
Any comments or critiques are appreciated.
If the color contributes or enhances the feeling I want to convey with the photo, I’ll keep it… If, however, the use of color detracts or distracts from the feeling I want to convey with the image, I’ll convert it to black and white… It all depends on what you’re trying to convey.
Absolutely. This is probably the most impor…[Read more]
Hey @joshua_ong! This is a good topic for discussion!
I’m not sure if this topic has already been discussed in a previous thread.
Have you checked RawTherapee’s histogram to see how it compares?
No; good point. I’ll have to try that and post screenshots when I can.
I don’t know. I’ll have to try.
But then, I’ll also have to bear in mind that both DT and LR do some automatic per-camera touchups upon import, too.
@Jamesstaddon and I were noticing something about some pictures I shared with him.
The histograms just don’t line up, when exported from Darktable and imported into Lightroom.
The attachments should tell the story fairly well.
From the position of someone who has used both Darktable and Lightroom for years, I can say that I have always been completely happy with Darktable, as a JPG and RAW editor. In fact, (sorry @jamesstaddon!) I much prefer darktable, which is free.
But if you are looking for a completely free editing software, there is, of course, Gimp.
When I saw this assignment, I was thrilled. Where I am, I can rarely get good wide landscape photos, and macro shots are much easier. And here it is the season of Eastern tiger swallowtails. So yesterday, I went on a butterfly hunt. The first butterfly I saw fluttered down our driveway and landed on a birch tree. After a dozen pictures, it…[Read more]
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