- Jan 29, 2009
What software are you using for post processing? You are using it well, whatever it may be.
Ahh, the software I was introduced to and got a book about just as it became version 4... Photoshop.
After I've converted the raw .NEF files to .TIFF with nikon software.
My method that seems to be becoming standard procedure :-
Photo filter (tint)
Layer gradient overlay (custom colours) applied with soft light or overlay.
Brightness and contrast or exposure tweaks if needed.
Merge layers then reduce from 6000x4000 to 3000x2000 pixels.
Let's me find a pleasing beauty in something as unsuspecting as these rose leafs set against what was actually just damp fence wood feather paneling.
I'm kind of looking at it as a two step procedure in short. 1. Frame a shot capturing desired detail. 2. Try to gracefully with artistic license, make the less relevant detail fade away leaving a pleasing complimentary surrounding.
I think I've adopted some long forgotten print making philosophy from my art college days... Probably end up tessalting and printing off my own wallpaper or something.