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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:07 am 
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Hi all, I am still new to the forum.

I recently traded in my Olympus cz 5500 for a dslr Nikon D40. I am trying out different kinds of photography. From portraits to events and stock photography.

The day before I went along with a press photographer for a day. He was very nice and helpfull and I realy liked the kind of work. It was a real rush compared to shooting an event.

I would like to post a few pictures I took that day. I hope you like them and give me some feedback.

The first 3 pictures were taken at the border of the Gaza (Israel) where we spotted a cloud of dust coming out of the Gaza. We rushed over to follow them and see whether they took any prisoners. The last picture is in the Westbank (Israel)

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I like the pictures a lot especially the first and last, but whatever post-processing you did produced halos around people and objects, which looks kind of weird. I assume Shadows/Highlights? Also, you might want to display the images directly in the forum using img tags like this:
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Keep in mind that images shouldn't be any wider than 1024 pixels wide.

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csrussell wrote:
I like the pictures a lot especially the first and last, but whatever post-processing you did produced halos around people and objects, which looks kind of weird. I assume Shadows/Highlights? Also, you might want to display the images directly in the forum using img tags like this:
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[img]http://www.website.com/image.jpg[/img]


Keep in mind that images shouldn't be any wider than 1024 pixels wide.



I beleive the moderators request no ,larger the 500 pixels at the wide end :D

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Max is 1024 (from my understanding) here.

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csrussell wrote:
Max is 1024 (from my understanding) here.


hmm.... ive heard thomas and bob say 500, but w/e..... at 1024 pixels, i have to scroll slightly to see the whoole image( even with 1680 x 1050 display):(

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Interesting, the on assignment rules say 500 (in the longest dimension). Well, I'd go with that since it's more conservative, and just link to a larger image.

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For 'On Assignment' the requested maximum is 500 - but for general posts I think the maximum dimension is 800.

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...whatever post-processing you did produced halos around people and objects, which looks kind of weird...


The picture is done with a HDR program. There are several pictures where I have this "problem"
As far as I can tell it is due to the heat given off by the person and objects.
Any suggestions how to fix this are more then welcome.

Maybe it is also due to the fact that I do not make 3 different exposure photos but in Adobe Lightroom I add 2 additional exposures then import it into an HDR proggie.


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StudioYaron wrote:
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...whatever post-processing you did produced halos around people and objects, which looks kind of weird...


The picture is done with a HDR program. There are several pictures where I have this "problem"
As far as I can tell it is due to the heat given off by the person and objects.
Any suggestions how to fix this are more then welcome.

Maybe it is also due to the fact that I do not make 3 different exposure photos but in Adobe Lightroom I add 2 additional exposures then import it into an HDR proggie.


You dont have to process them as HDR images simply process them in lightroom and you wont get halos.. watch out though when you import your photos into lightroom it annoyingly dulls them down.. so make sure you bump the saturation back up!!

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Wow, I love the photo of the tank!

looks like a very exciting job!

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The photos are good. I think that you should not do so much post process work to "photojournalism" shots. That's just my opinion, some will disagree with me.
The halos are pretty bad. Honestly to me and just my opinion, I think that saturation levels are too high. I would do some curves/levels adjustment and also some contrast to the sand. A couple of them could be cropped, as the focus is just all over the place BUT at the same time it really tells the story around. Maybe just mess around with these great shots you got.
very well done.

Oh, last thing, resize them like the others have suggested. They are large even for my monitor.

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dryan2 wrote:
csrussell wrote:
Max is 1024 (from my understanding) here.


hmm.... ive heard thomas and bob say 500, but w/e..... at 1024 pixels, i have to scroll slightly to see the whoole image( even with 1680 x 1050 display):(


these are the dimensions required when you will be displaying the image on this site.... but if it's only a link, then i would assume that you can use any size you wish...

... i doubt you would appreciate if someone told you that you're not permitted to post an image larger than 1024 pixels on your own photo hosting site?


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I think that you should not do so much post process work to "photojournalism" shots.


Photo journalist are not allowed to do any image processing. They have to supply the image as it was taken. However I am not a photo journalist. I just went along for the ride.

Yeah the halos are annoying. I tried several things to get rid of them. But in the HDR program, the heat coming from the people and objects create the weird halo.

The images look kind yellow. There reason for this is that the sand is pulverised to a very fine dust by the tanks. it flows through the air constantly. creating a sort of yellow fog. On one hand it gives the photo a unusual look. On the other hand, trying to edit it out gives the photo a pale and flat look.


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