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post #571 of 3109
Just wait until you learn every nuance of the Lightroom sliders -- they will be sure to change them completely in Lightroom 6 so you get to do it all over again. (They completely changed from LR4 to LR5)

The 2nd edit looks great for color balance! It is a bit hot... meaning bright and contrasty but I understand why you're doing it, to drop out the background. Once you get more of a knack of naturally overexposing the background with light you won't need to do quite so much contrast addition in post.

Looks good! The dremel box looks almost right on.
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I just raised the global saturation this time. I don't think i touched any of the individual colors because of the orange on the last one.

Yeah, it's gonna be a while before i have any kind of knack for it. Like i said i only bought my camera for this build log. Same with installing Lightroom on my PC

 

The truth is, i've never really had any interest in photography. But lately i'm kind of obsessed with modding. And being able to take decent pics is kind of necessary for a build log. The breaking point for me was my RIVE BE unboxing i did with my Galaxy S3 =\

 

Photography's way more interesting than i thought tho. Now that i have a reason to wanna take good pictures of something, i have more of an appreciation for it. 

 

My biggest issue with Lightroom is like the difference between Black, Shadow, Dark, & Shadow. Or White, Highlight, Light, & Highlight. They seem like they all do the same thing. Also i have major trouble in the whole Sharpening & Noise section. Alot of times i just end up turning every lever in both sections all the way to the right. Lol

    
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>I don't even have my camera save JPEG's anymore.

So you're shooting RAW, right? that is good.


>I just raised the global saturation this time.

Saturation in the last example is too high for my taste. Especially when you're adjusting the levels so the whites are whiter and the blacks are blacker, that will naturally increase apparent saturation without you having to touch the slider.


>Photography's way more interesting than i thought tho

hahah you might also get into taking shots of things that move, sometime, too.


> They seem like they all do the same thing

There *is* a lot of overlap so don't be confused about that. I could explain the LR4 sliders to you in great detail but I don't have a full handle on LR5 yet as I haven't used it nearly as much.


>Also i have major trouble in the whole Sharpening & Noise section.

These are almost always irrelevant if your destination is a web size image. The base image sharpening and noise reduction is almost always invisible when you view the 1024 web size. I did example comparisons once with my 1DS2 on a tripod and I shot the exact same shot, outside in bright light, at the same exposure but I varied the ISO from from 100 to 3200. I then reduced each image to web size and you could barely, if at all, tell the ISO 100 image from the 3200 even though I didn't do any noise reduction at all. And the 1DS2 is not a very modern sensor these days for ISO 3200 compared to what the 1Dx can do.

Anyway, for sharpening, what you are looking at is the base level sharpening to get rid of the moire reduction filter on the sensor. Each camera has some "optimal ranges" for base level sharpening. Once you find this sharpening level, you set that on ALL your images... it is that simple. That sharpening is find it once, set it, and forget it. For my camera, I use 0.7 and about 68% I think, but your sensor might require more or less. View the image at 100% when you adjust this.

Then when you output the file that is when you set the final sharpening based on the destination: screen or print and whether you want low / medium / or high. This, of course, is not nearly as flexible as if you do a manual smart sharpen in Photoshop, but export it at screen > medium or screen > high depending on subject matter and how good your focus was to start with.

For noise reduction, this really only matters for prints. For the most part, put both sliders to 0, especially if you're shooting under bright lights at low ISO, there is no need for it.
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Damn, interesting.

 

Yeah, my camera's only set to raw. I had it on raw & jpeg for a few weeks when i got it, but the jpegs just took up space.

 

As far as the saturation, yeah i have a bad eye for editing. I can never tell when i overdo something. I raise the saturation cuz i feel like all the crazy brightness and compensating blacks kinda wash out the primary's. But i could easily have that completely reverse. I'll keep an eye on that now too

 

My camera's iso goes up to like 1600 i think. I keep it at 100 and never change it tho. That was probly the first photography tip i got on OCN, from Master Splinter ( @lowfat )

I've seen the "Moire" setting in the Adjustment Brush, but have no idea what it is. I tried sliding the lever from 0 to 100 and back real quick a bunch of times to see if i could figure it out. But no dice...

That's real good to know that the Detail sections meant to set and forget per camera. I had no idea about that. 

This is what the sliders look like in LR5 in case you haven't messed with it

I have my export settings at 1280x960 - Screen High

 

I relied on that section heavily before i got my lighting setup (which was 1 day ago =P )

Turning all the levers to the right made everything much clearer, but also kind of.....(painty??) dunno the right word

 

Maybe i'll try googling my camera model to see if i can get some answers about what settings i should use. It'll take me forever to figure it out.

 

Anyway, thanx again brotha. It's real hepful to have somebody pointing out the little things i can do to improve my pics. Right now i'm in the mindstate that i just wanna be able to take good build log pics. I'm a strong believer in "if you're gonna do something, might as well do it right" so i'm definitely still trying to improve my photo skills. OCN constantly has me learning too many things at one time LOLLL.

    
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Come on lets see some pictures of parts or building and not talk about pictures!!!! everytime I get a update that there is a new post I get all excited and then come here and it is just photo editing BS... you 2 are teasing me worst than my first girl friend!!! not stop teasing and start pleasing!!!!! biggrin.gif
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Lol, i posted a bunch of pics last night of my 290x and 4930k. I'm waiting on a cpl new tools to get delivered tomorrow before i put poor TRiCLOPS back on the operating table :D 

 

BTW Scott, you were spot on about getting a lighting setup. As far as being able to focus on things, it's like i have a whole new camera now!!!

    
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Lol, i posted a bunch of pics last night of my 290x and 4930k. I'm waiting on a cpl new tools to get delivered tomorrow before i put poor TRiCLOPS back on the operating table biggrin.gif  

BTW Scott, you were spot on about getting a lighting setup. As far as being able to focus on things, it's like i have a whole new camera now!!!

See and I don't even charge you for all this free advice and then you want to argue biggrin.gif and get my blood pressure up about positive and negative pressure!!!!!!!!!!!!!! biggrin.gifbiggrin.giflachen.gif
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we having fun fun fun till our daddy takes the t-bird away!!!

now lets see if you know that song might need to ask your mom and she might not know it....
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I have no idea what that song is LOLL

I could always google it, but that's cheating

 

How bout this one?

    
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