hey, whatcha doing? are these the internets? can I internet too?
This seems familiar…
But so is the dude, he’s pretty smokin
As with the last photo collection, here’s another look into the color correction process I do to my images. The left column (or first photo of each pair) is the original photo untouched as it was taken from my camera. The right column (or second photo) is the finalized edit done with Adobe Camera Raw / LightRoom.
I answered a question on DA regarding some details on the color correction I perform:
"These are all RAW photos, meaning I can pull an insane amount more detail out of every facet of them than traditional JPEG’s. I shift around all sliders of these photos to somewhat extremes. One of the biggest tricks is that every one of these photos has their contrast slider turned all the way down to the lowest (or near the lowest.) This increases dynamic range and makes higher contrast elements such as the sky and the ground closer together. Increasing the blue-channel saturation makes the sky more vivid and deeper, as opposed to lighter / overexposed. Next, I separate the Red, Blue, and Green channels in hue to make all of the colors in the photo very differentiated. Colors get pushed to further primaries (all elements in the photos become more starkly red, green, or blue.) And lastly, to re-introduce a bit of harmony, I warm the scene up in temperature and make the tint a tad magenta."
For details about why I do what I do to my photography, refer to this prior explanation.
@ndgo: Reality does have this much life and character! The problem is that cameras capture this reality at a very flat face-value representation. Through color correction, I try to bring the life that I experienced there in person back into the photos. I’m not making the photos look better than real life, I’m just trying to make them look LIKE it (or how I see it, anyway.)