Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Snakes and snails and puppy dogs' tails

I'm just getting started learning the Lightroom software that I downloaded on Monday, and there is a lot to learn. It's slow going. At least the terminology is familiar as it's made by the same people that made Photoshop Elements. I've been watching some online tutorials and just messing around with it. But I'm a long way from feeling at ease with how I'm processing photos. Gotta keep at it.

I see you! I used Photoshop, not Lightroom, to process this image.

In the meantime, you get to see some of my experiments. While a lot can be done with the software to improve images, real mistakes can't be undone. In this photo, for example, I got the depth-of-field a little wrong. The snail's head and eye stalks are mostly in focus, which is good, but I'm distracted by the shell being slightly blurred out. A smaller aperture might have brought the entire animal into focus. I could always claim that he was just moving too fast!

4 comments:

  1. Looks like a real F1 snail! No wonder the photo is slightly blurry :). No, actually it's brilliant!

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  2. Whatever you did to this photo is done right!

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  3. You can't really fix the out of focus problem, but you might be able to improve it a bit with the PS filter-sharpen-"unsharp mask". I'd select just the snail first though to leave the background untouched.

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