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08-05-2011, 08:17 AM   #31
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here is another example, as the k-5 can accept underexposures ( at 100iso) you just have to expose the sky and clouds correctly, forget about the real scene ( here a castle) and hope there is not too much stops beetween sky and scene.
then in LR use fill light, iso, brightness , black level to setup a correct image (you can make it from nice to HDR )

Please no artistic consideration about this pics, it's only to show how dark the raw footage can look like and what you can finally get
( the first is the raw directly convrted to jpeg in LR, the second is corrected ( and yes i've also removed the birds=black dots in the raw).
And it's not symmetrical:means you can't overexpose sky and get it back in PP.



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Actually, Greg, I prefer the original over the pp'ed one due to the total lack of contrast in the massaged one. Somewhere in between would be perfect.

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I have to agree with that....the postprocessed image looks unnatural - but it works great as an example
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The only downfall to boosting shadows with the K5, is that if there is any PF on the boundary of the light and dark areas, it will a bit hard to handle

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I was going to say, I thought that you most effectively could use masks. I guess the GND tool is new to lightroom 3?
Unless my memory is deceiving me, I believe it's been a feature since Lightroom 2. In any case, I used both GND and the adjustment brush in this photo.

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Actually, Greg, I prefer the original over the pp'ed one due to the total lack of contrast in the massaged one.
That's at least partially a function of the monitor. The image was processed on an older macbook, which has a dark contrasty monitor, leading to images that look a bit washed out on the newer, much brighter monitors commonly used nowadays.
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So do you guys calibrate your screens for printing? Multiple profiles for different paper types?
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Speaking for myself only, I get prints done professionally. I live in NYC and there are a multitude of professional grade photo print shops that do a better job than I could for a lot less money than it would cost me to get a good large format printer and all the other calibration hw/sw. I actually have a hard enough time just processing my shots! My monitor is calibrated tho.

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So do you guys calibrate your screens for printing? Multiple profiles for different paper types?
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Yes indeed. I print fine art giclée on a fully calibrated system and I create profiles for every type of paper I use or my clients want me to use. But not only that I also profile inks so they reproduce predictably with different papers and ambient light.

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i don't see the link with the thread subject but...

I just have a small canon selphy 10x15 (cm) for family purpose.
As I' work for cinema post production, I have access to a range of color probes so my screens are calibrated.
Last time I also tried to create a profile for my printer, believe it or not, the result was closer to my screen ...without the profile so I gave up.
For profesionnal stuff i would consider selecting a pro lab, and have them print a set of charts , then measure it to create a profile, and finally us the profile for soft proofing.
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I've been getting my prints from adorama (I live in nyc as well...) and I've been really pleased with the prints. But, my screens aren't calibrated and I guess that would be a reasonable thing to do to have a better idea of what I'm going to get when I order the prints. Are there any recommendations for a good calibration software?
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I've been getting my prints from adorama (I live in nyc as well...) and I've been really pleased with the prints. But, my screens aren't calibrated and I guess that would be a reasonable thing to do to have a better idea of what I'm going to get when I order the prints. Are there any recommendations for a good calibration software?
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I use X-rite color management equipment/software and among their offering the most cost effective tool is the X-Rite ColorMunki Photo Colorimeter/color calibrator. It is highly rated among professionals and does not cost the world. I have used the ColorMunki in the past and have nothing but praise for it. It is easy to use. It calibrates your monitor (if it have a graphics card that can be calibrated) and matches this with your printer to create printer profiles. The results are stunning.

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