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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    Obviously I'm a sinner, any photo I like the look of goes through the digital darkroom, even if it's just for a Curves layer. Why shoot RAW unless you're going to fiddle, I say

    (just in case it wasn't apparent from the shots themselves, all mine earlier had been through the PS rinser, albeit some more than others.)
    Ah yeah I do give nearly everything a curves adjustment and some dodging/burning if required as my aim with the camera is to get a good, even "canvas" in terms of contrastexposure that I can tweak later, but I don't really class that as photoshopping - they've been doing the same for years with various developers, film, tones, and dyes

    It becomes photoshopping, in my mind, when you start doing things to the shot that mere photographic chemicals/techniques could not also produce. Technically, that makes my multiple exposure shot above exempt from my own definition, but I class it as a photoshopped shot as it's not possible on a digital camera (I know some can do it now, but they effectively do exactly what I did in photoshop, just using their own software)
    Last edited by LosOjos; 29th April 2014 at 04:38 PM. Reason: I said contrast when I meant exposure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    but I class it as a photoshopped shot as it's not possible on a digital camera (I know some can do it now, but they effectively do exactly what I did in photoshop, just using their own software)
    It is sort of possible. Put the camera on bulb setting, and open the shutter. Now ... take the lens cap off, trigger flash, lens cap on. Rinse and repeat. Just like the old days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    It is sort of possible. Put the camera on bulb setting, and open the shutter. Now ... take the lens cap off, trigger flash, lens cap on. Rinse and repeat. Just like the old days!
    True, hadn't thought of doing it like that! Have to say, I enjoyed the freedom doing it in photoshop gave me, allowing me to accent particular areas as I saw fit, but I also kind of like the 'randomness' of doing it on film. That said, I'm not a fan of the totally random double exposures, I always try to make the double exposure a part of the shot and plan it as such, otherwise anything good that comes from it is just pure luck...

    Oh go on then, I will share some film double exposures


    Keep an Eye on the Road by Josh_Wolf, on Flickr


    Live Music by Josh_Wolf, on Flickr


    Going Underground by Josh_Wolf, on Flickr

    (sorry but the OP did ask for us to share! )

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    Some wildlife photography from India taken by Mr gee40... Getting to see a tiger in the wild, never mind this close, makes me insanely jealous! The camera was a Panasonic Lumix, nothing special. The bear is a Sloth Bear.
    The "I've taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread-p1020559.jpgThe "I've taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread-p1020586.jpgThe "I've taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread-p1050394.jpg

    And just to prove that my family gets out more than I do, my eldest did a placement in South Africa last summer linked to her Environmental Biology studies. I am not allowed to post the rhino pictures she got as they are very sensitive about their exact location. These are warthogs waiting to ambush the person in the food store, baby hyenas and an inquisitive hornbill. SHe is off to China with the university this summer!
    The "I've taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread-2013-09-09-06.16.50.jpgThe "I've taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread-2013-09-13-15.50.30-1.jpgThe "I've taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread-2013-09-15-10.57.05.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    (sorry but the OP did ask for us to share! )
    Those are cracking images and superb use of the technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    Ta. Turn off AF :-)! Short depth of field tends to stretch the capabilities of AF.
    I will keep it in mind

    The "I've taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread-dsc03089.jpg <- I like doing the light trail ones!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abaddon View Post
    Two of my recent ones at the British Wildlife Centre... not sure which one is my favourite...

    DSC_5561.jpg by ian.trevena, on Flickr
    The badger's my favourite - focus is spot on, it's framed beautifully by the tree (even the branch coming up under its snout), it's on the lower left third and it's looking across the frame.

    @LosOjos - that sort of photo montage very rarely looks good (it's a lot of work and an excellent eye to blend something convincingly) and isn't really photography anymore, to my mind - it's digital painting, or digital collage, with photographs used only as a material.

    Curves, sharpening, dodging/burning (my current favourite tool) are just making the most of what you've got, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    The badger's my favourite - focus is spot on, it's framed beautifully by the tree (even the branch coming up under its snout), it's on the lower left third and it's looking across the frame.
    Have to agree, that badger is great

    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    @LosOjos - that sort of photo montage very rarely looks good (it's a lot of work and an excellent eye to blend something convincingly) and isn't really photography anymore, to my mind - it's digital painting, or digital collage, with photographs used only as a material.
    Yeah I know where you're coming from, there's certainly a fine line where photography stops being photography and becomes something else. However, I'd like to point out that the 3 shots in my last post were all done on film, no post processing (aside from curves/dodge/burn)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kieransaul View Post
    I will keep it in mind

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    That would make an awesome Desktop wallpaper

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    Quote Originally Posted by kieransaul View Post
    I will keep it in mind

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    Very cool

    Not my shot but an online acquaintance, this guy did a 40 minute exposure similar to yours: https://flic.kr/p/dTc84j

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    This is about the only photo I've taken just because of 'the view'. I was walking down the corridor at work and looked up and thought 'I must take a photo of that'

    The "I've taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread-img_20121003_095131.jpg

    (yes I probably should photoshop out the bin, posters and a few other bits!)

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    The "I've taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread

    The "I've taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread-imageuploadedbyedugeek1398882399.424556.jpgPicked these from my plum tree last night. Weight about the same as two bags of sugar.
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    The "I've taken a pic and I kinda like it" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by abillybob View Post
    That would make an awesome Desktop wallpaper
    Anyone can use it if you guys want!

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    Just thought of this -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs-tl6GBOBo (Might be NSFW)

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    Thats a good one thanks, I will pass it on.

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