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Lightroom 4

Discussion in 'Post-Production' started by Deadbear77, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    So I did it. I got the Mac running yesterday and downloaded lightroom 4 and pixelmator

    Now if I could only figure out how to make a folder.

    ;)

    Hopefully pics to follow.
     
  2. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
    Kevin
    Two button mouse...right click
    One button mouse, trackpad or laptop...control-click

    :biggrin:

    Pixelmator is pretty fun...a lot less pudgy than Photoshop. I also like Snapseed for the desktop for processing images. LR 4 however gets the bulk of the work.
     
  3. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    My first ever processed raw files.


    I was not looking for the best shots just playing around with first one I grabbed

    qa5u7anu.
     

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  4. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    I guess it's not unusual to see mixed lighting in such a scene. Maybe it's an idea to convert it to black-and-white in LR, it looked promising to me and I'm not really good at B&W conversions.
     
  5. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    Ok after playing around for a couple hours I see the light.

    Shooting raw plus jpeg is the best idea.

    Coming from a usual straight jpeg shooter... It is nice to have the ability to go back and make certain adjustments.
     
  6. Chuck Lawson

    Chuck Lawson TalkEmount Regular

    140
    Nov 23, 2012
    Dallas area
    Heh... Another convert! :)

    If you haven't already, you might want to grab Maurizio Piraccini's Sony color profiles for LightRoom -- this will give you a not terrible approximation of the various Sony JPEG profiles in the develop module -- you can select Vivid, Landscape, etc., and then use that as a starting point for refining the image. This can sometimes be a little more intuitive than starting from the usual dead flat Raw rendering if you're used to looking at the SOOC jpegs.
     
  7. Nubster

    Nubster TalkEmount Veteran

    471
    Jan 5, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Chad
    I agree that this one would be perfect for B&W conversion or mute the colors and really darken it up.

    I hope it's ok I played with the image...let me know, I'll take it down if you'd rather...but I messed with the pic in LR4 for a few minutes and came up with this not quite B&W conversion that I kinda like...

    qa5u7anu-2_zpsaa40c8fe.
     

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  8. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    I dared to play around with this too, had nothing to do at home and don't want to see more TV.

    qa5u7anu.

    the guitar.
     
  9. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    i tried some more also

    _DSC3990.

    not as good as you guys yet :/
     
  10. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    here is one more ...

    I think I'm getting the hang of this a little more

    _DSC4348.
     
  11. Nubster

    Nubster TalkEmount Veteran

    471
    Jan 5, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Chad
    The second shot is really good. I like that one!
     
  12. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    +1 :thumbup: ;)