Before And After Processing - Photography Contest [4 entries]

Cabbage Patch Picture

Winning entry, with a score of:
Contest goal:

The idea is of the contest is to share post processing tips and techniques.
The subject can be anything at all.
The idea is to post a processed photo and place the unedited version straight out of camera into the sbs and explain what processing technique was used to achieve the end result. Hopefully we can all learn something from each other that way.

Suggested by: skyangel

Status: finished. Check out the winners below!

still26: Great contest! Thanks Skyangel. ( 166 days ago )

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Cabbage Patch - created by still26

Cabbage Patch
Favs: 0SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 1/4Score: 61.2% (35)962 views
  • Camera: SONY
  • Camera model: ILCE-6300
  • Exposure time: 1/100
  • Aperture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 200

Please view this in high resolution to see the effect clearly.

Post processing involved Picassa photo storage software, free download, available from Uncle Google.

The process:

1. Crop photo.

2. Pencil sketch available in Picassa.

3. Worked with tones, shadows, highlights lever.

4. Added saturation because pencil software render it b/w only.

My Goal for using this technique was to highlight the veins and lines in the cabbage patch.

Original photo is in SBS as per contest rules.

(166 days ago)

Ninja - created by still26

Favs: 0SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 2/4Score: 57.9% (30)934 views
  • Camera: SONY
  • Camera model: ILCE-6300
  • Exposure time: 1/50
  • Aperture: f/4.0
  • ISO: 200

(165 days ago)

.....and the band played on. - created by still26

.....and the band played on.
Favs: 0SBS: 1Hi-resRank: 3/4Score: 56.8% (25)1043 views
  • Camera: SONY
  • Camera model: ILCE-6300
  • Exposure time: 1/100
  • Aperture: f/7.1
  • ISO: 100

(165 days ago)

Sunset Silhouette - created by skyangel

Sunset Silhouette
Favs: 0SBS: 2Hi-resRank: 4/4Score: 52.3% (0)1710 views
  • Camera model: NIKON D5100
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • ISO: 400

My aim was to capture a silhouette against a sunset. Please see SBS for my post processing explanation.

Any tips for improvement will be greatly appreciated. (165 days ago)