CactusHP From United States of America, joined May 2004, 348 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 2 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5214 times:
Hello, I shot this at KFFZ (Falcon Field, Mesa, AZ) this evening and I was wondering if anyone could offer me any suggestions on improving this photo. I am thinking that the white balance should have been adjusted.
Raptors From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5111 times:
I still see lots of jpeg compression which leads me to a question of why this seems to be more pronounced on nights shots. How does one reduced this compression, it doesn't seem as much of a problem during the day?
Back to the photo, nice, but I think you will struggle to get it up to A.net standards, perhaps just one for your personal collection.
TZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5077 times:
I think it has the ingredients to be accepted, and being a fan of night shots, I am happy to have a go at an edit if you want to email me the original? Email me through my profile if you'd like me to try.
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Vio From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1559 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5016 times:
... on a side note...
Today I purchased my first camera (worth mentioning). A Nikon D50 with a Nikkor AF 70-300mm f4.4-5.6D ED. My goal is to snap quality photos good enough for airlines.net.
I know that some photos need modification etc. such as the photo above. What programs do you use for that? I would like to buy it and start learning it. I work for a software company (part time), but I'm more into mechanical design than graphic design, etc...
Superior decisions reduce the need for superior skills.
Eadster From Australia, joined Jan 2005, 2216 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5003 times:
Quoting Vio (Reply 11): What programs do you use for that?
Main ones used here are Photoshop or Photoshop elements. Plenty of help to be found in these forums if you ask the questions.
Between the two shots, the softer one has a red cast to me and now the edited version has a yellow cast. The jaggies on the cheat lines are going to be really hard to make look right, as they are so close together.
Yeah I agree. With night shots, too much changing around of colours etc causes it to me not as natural as it was when it was taken and to me, leads to more of a manipulation concern more than anything.