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April 28, 2011


I still get a lot of "wow, your camera is magical" Comments.
And is a cheap ass dslr.
The color grain and the way the canon 350D handles light and sharpness is poor.
is a beginner camera for people unknown to photography.
It is not impossible to take good shots with it, by all means, but post processing is necessary.

When i photograph i never use tripod or complex rig-ups, i simply make sure i got the composition, depth of field, and choose the ISO necessary to avoid movement blur.

Most of my photos have lack of sharpness and grain in them, before i edit them.
For me the editing stage is just as important as the photography.

It is all about taking it in small steps.
Imagine how you want the image to look like, understand how to selective select areas you want to work with.
Remove grain before you sharpen and bump up the colors.
Read tutorials about cross processing effects.

I have been thinking about posting some before and after shot for some of my most edited work..
i think you guys would be O_o
For me it is about the result. If the image is fine as it is, then just do the basic.
if i love the compositon and subject, but its way off on quality, i can spend hours tweaking.


All feedback, fav, comments are very appreciated.
I reached the point where i don`t have time to reply, but i read them all.
if there is anything you want me to answer, just drop me a note.
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Sortvind Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Hehe, a lot of people forget that, and therefor they sharpen the grain and makes it harder to remove.

I think i soon will upload a very edited image and link to a unedited version.
Is a bit scary to, because i am a perfectionist, so it scares me :P
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I always look at the unedited version after editing and I always feel terribly bad for editing my images so much, I feel like they are not natural anymore. ^^; But I can't help but edit them, it's necessary in the first place and also fun. :shrug:

Glad I am not the only one who has this problem! :dummy:
Sortvind Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
in my opinion editing is a art process to.
I mean, it is not just to slide some process, good editing takes a good eye and a creative mind.
And the result is the main thing :heart:
NikolasBrummer Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
I have no problem with people saying they prefer it the unedited way, but as soon as they claim it's no art anymore, I have to disagree!
MademoiselleNini Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow your eyes are magical! 8D
Sortvind Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
well you do a good job with it.. I dont have Photoshop
Sortvind Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Lain-AwakeAtNight Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011   Photographer
eos 350 is so bad? I have the 400d and i woudnt say that its a bad cam... is there such a big difference?
Sortvind Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Compared to the cameras from canon now, i would say yes.
It is fine to use, by all means, but far from magical.
might be that mines worne out though, i have to get a new before it falls apart :P
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