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Advice on processing night shots! :D

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by hoodmeister, 5 Feb 2006.

  1. hoodmeister

    Hitman

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    Took a few night shots the other day... But i've realised I don't really know how best to process night shots. So that's what i'm after advice on! :D

    I've not done anything to these, other than convert from NEF's to JPEG's, then resize. EXIF's should be in-tact, should you want to know expsoure info :)

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  2. hoodmeister

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    Location: Cardiff

    #4
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    #5 - my lens just wouldn't get focus lock on this one, so I had to use MF, which in itself was pretty much guess work :/
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    #6 & #7 - i'm wanting to blend these, but am not getting anywhere, i'm getting giant halos on the bridge :(

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  3. cmt

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    A quick go at Photomatix produced these

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    no other processing done at all

    will have another play later.

    cmt
     
  4. hoodmeister

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    Nice, I have the trial knocking about somewhere, will give that a go.

    What settings did you use?
     
  5. cmt

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    one was on standard (auto) and the other was intensive.

    just fiddled about until it looked right :)

    cmt
     
  6. Creature

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    Lighter one on top, 50% opacity in photoshop produced this

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  7. Reidy

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    nice photos...

    think cmt's first version of the blend looks better though
     
  8. hoodmeister

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    Joined: 18 Sep 2005

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    Yeah, I think that photomatix is the way to go for shots with such a huge difference in exposure. So cheers for that.

    Any further advice on how best to process the others though?
     
  9. hoodmeister

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    Righty, processed two of the buggers now. Am finding them to be really un-flexible with processing, as it's so easy to blow out the highlights or obliterate the shadows...

    Let me know what you think...

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