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Great maloutim 2011-08-08 20:26

Hi Paulo,
A great POV and composition of this beautiful old convent.
The sunlight striking the building between the trees, against the threatening sky, gives a great effect.
What type of PP did you use, if I may ask ?
Thanks for sharing and have a great day !
Best regards.

Old 08-09-2011, 09:41 AM
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Salut Marie Louise. I am more than happy to share my secrets with you
To achieve this kind of look you will need some things:
1- A RAW file (I don't know if your camera can produce them)
2- Then you process that file in Photomatix 3 (a software that produces HDR files, in this case called a pseude-hdr because it's made of only one raw file). Note that this will only take 5 minutes, after you pass the phase of experimentation and knowing the right settings.
3- After that I process the jpg file that results from the process above in my favourite program: Corel PaintShop Pro XII. This is a program similar to Photoshop but easier to work and with it I made all the rest: crop, straighten, (de)saturate, lighten, darken sharpness and borders to my taste.

If your camera does not produce raw files but has the bracketing option (meaning that it can produce three shots at one time: one with the options you choose, one lighter, and one darker) and then load them to Photomatix and produce an HDR file out of those 3.

If you don't have bracketing you still have options: 1- You take three shots with different exposures and blend them into Photomatix or you use a program to produce an underexposed file and one overexposed and them put all three in Photomatix. In this cases beacuse you working with jpg files, the result is not so good but you can try it.

That's it for now, hope you find it usel and clear and don't be afraid to ask more.
Have a nice day.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:43 PM
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Hi Paulo,
Thank you for explaining in such detail. I am really interested to know how these PP have been done.
However, it's not for me yet ! I just enjoy watching other people's work in that field.
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