Do you process your pictures before posting them?

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hpbirkeland
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Re: Do you process your pictures before posting them?

Post by hpbirkeland » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:37 pm

pogmomadra wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:13 pm
I do raw pics also but don't very often post to CaS as the file size tends to be very large.
Pog Mo Madra !
What do you mean by that? You can export the file size you want from your raw developer. I only shoot raw, and the jpg files I upload to CaS are less than 1 MB. Wouldn't call that very large?

marius
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Re: Do you process your pictures before posting them?

Post by marius » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:41 am

I think that if your camera is capable of recording RAW images its a pity to use it only for JPG's. In most of the cases your edited JPG is better than camera's. Of course you can add your own creativity to the final JPG, how much and how obvious is this for the viewer depends on you and that particular image. With some images is clear that they don't look natural after too much editing... but even this is subjective. On the other side, editorial images may have other requirements, they have to describe the scene exactly as it was at the moment of recording and not altered in any way... but I don't think that's the case here.

Andy61
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Re: Do you process your pictures before posting them?

Post by Andy61 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:25 pm

I always shoot in RAW and then edit my photos before posting them. IMO any image is improved with a bit of editing. I enjoy the editing almost as much as taking the photographs. I use Capture One Pro 10 which is cheap to buy if you have a Sony camera.

GeoffTudno
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Re: Do you process your pictures before posting them?

Post by GeoffTudno » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:10 am

I think this issue is mainly down to what format you've shot in, RAW or JPG. I personally always try to get as much as possible in camera, then just tweak it in LR. I only use PS for composition stuff, and frequency separation , blemish removal etc.

When all said and done, Digital Photography allows us to do this, so why not use it? :)

callmemom
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Re: Do you process your pictures before posting them?

Post by callmemom » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:22 pm

I thought about this question for a while after seeing it. Not only because I have been getting better at editing but also because I value the truth. Most of the time I very much want my photos to be accurate depictions of what I shot. The problem is that the camera "sees" differently than do we. Because of that it has always been a bit of a struggle to get the photos I take to match the reality of what I see. So, in general, my photos are retouched a bit if only to bring the photo closer to what I saw - or thought I saw - in a subject.

That said, there's nothing wrong with having a bit of fun while editing and trying out different styles is always informative. And the frozen bubble shots are just fun to play around with while editing.

seriousfun
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Re: Do you process your pictures before posting them?

Post by seriousfun » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:20 pm

I shoot in RAW therefore I need to process the image which gives me the ability to shape the processing in the direction I choose. I see this as being the equivalent of darkroom processing in the film era.

If you shoot in jpeg then processing is not essential as your camera has already 'processed' the image for you, and not always in the direction you wanted it to go. Its like shooting in auto mode, you cant be sure of what you will get.

I shoot manual or at the very least, priority mode and process like it was a negative.

AnitaLynne
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Re: Do you process your pictures before posting them?

Post by AnitaLynne » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:41 pm

I shoot in raw only so have to process my images.
I totally agree with the two posters above me and process my images to portray what I saw, or think I saw and the emotion I felt when taking the image.
The camera cannot possibly "see" in the same way as the human eye. We see in 3D, camera 2D and we can see a much higher dynamic range than a camera can capture in one shot.

blueocean64
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Re: Do you process your pictures before posting them?

Post by blueocean64 » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:25 pm

Always, light process for many images but sometimes a strong treatment or a composite image, but at the base the image must be of good quality, in fact the treatment only sublimates what is already good.

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