Landscape Photography and Post Processing

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Today’s cameras do a lot of processing in-camera and while it’s possible to adjust those settings, for example color profiles and camera profiles (vivid, natural, portrait etc.), these profiles have an effect on the range of light the camera captures. Shooting Raw as opposed to JPG (which I recommend for all kinds of photography) with the natural or neutral camera profiles provide the best start if you plan on post-processing your shots. The image may lack contrast and be a bit duller initially when seen on the screen but you have the latitude in post processing to bring back the color and your vision. Adding contrast, clarity, and saturation can be done in most processing programs; Nik’s Viveza software offers a very effective tool in selective contrast, brightness, sharpening etc. I used it on this photograph where I wanted to open up the shadows and bring back the color in the leaves.

16 responses

  1. such a beautiful view… so inspirational too. Thank you dear Victor, love, nia

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    December 8, 2015 at 1:14 am

  2. Very nice composition. I love the colors.

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    December 8, 2015 at 1:34 am

  3. A lot of the time I try capture the reality of a place in my photos and some of the time I try to represent the atmosphere of a place. When I do this (as with some of my shots this week) I know that the light in the shot is not correct but feel that it gives a better sense of the place.

    I really like your photography and what you write in your posts but although this is a great shot, it feels like it is a little lacking in depth. The tones are very even and I wonder if less “reality” of light might give a better sense of place. I am certainly not trying to teach photography here, just giving my impression. Hope you don’t mind 🙂

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    December 8, 2015 at 5:02 am

    • The color is from the Olympus OMD-5 ii and I would agree that it has its limits.

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      December 8, 2015 at 6:07 am

  4. I have stopped using Nik apps because they are no longer being developed. There is no support and no dates on the software. I have switched to mostly Lightroom and on1. Such a pity.

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    December 8, 2015 at 7:56 am

    • You may have a point but they still work for me. I am slowly doing more in MacPhun.

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      December 8, 2015 at 7:59 am

  5. This is image is stunningly beautiful – I love its softness, colours and the composition works really well!

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    December 8, 2015 at 12:33 pm

  6. Thank you for all your excellent advice.

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    December 12, 2015 at 10:18 am

  7. What an amazing image! I really like it!

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    December 22, 2015 at 6:05 pm

  8. Nice one Victor.

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    January 7, 2016 at 11:40 am

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