Getting a new car made me shake off my laziness, dust off my camera and head out to take some pics. But I realised I need to brush up on my camera skills as well as dt skills. A couple of examples -
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I shot in aperture priority mode at f5.6. Would a lower aperture of f8 or even f11 have made the pic sharper? In dt, I tried to make the grass a bit more lively, but it has turned out fluorescent and weird.
e.g, with yours truly:
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Here, I am in the shade while right side of the car is in direct sunlight. How to tackle this in dt? I tried using a mask to bring back the color in the sky, but couldn’t fine tune it around the edges of the trees. And again, grass tuning flourescent.
I’ve found using the Skin Tones preset in color zones module takes me in the right direction, but keeping it in strong mode adds a lot a noise. I don’t think I’m using it right.
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