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How to get a Landscape RC Award


ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
19 Jun 2008 10:34AM
1 - Go out at or just before sunset -

2 - use a 17-40 on FF or 10-20 on crop frame cameras

3 - fit polariser and 5 stops of ND grad

4 - get your tripod very low so a rock/branch/grass tuffet/puddle/rocky outcrop occupies the foreground and looks abnormally large

5 - take your shot with the 5 stops of ND grad covering the sky, make sure it's about 1 stop underexposed (use F16 of course) - look at the histogram after the shot, if the highest part of the curve is touching the right hand side, knock your shutter speed down a bit

6 - When converting the RAW, push the white balance to 12000-14000K, increase the saturation lots and apply a reasonably steep "S" shape in the curves. this gives it a warm, homely glow, makes the colours stand out and adds mystery.

7 - run a "velvia" action to further enhance the colours

8 - flatten the image, create a duplicate layer over the top of the original image. Set Blend mode to "multiply" and slide the Opacity to about 10-20%. this will really darken the dark bits and make the colours even stronger.

9 - slightly sharpen, focussing mainly on the foreground rock. this draws the eye to the focal point a bit.

10 - save the tiff, put a subtle frame around it - resize, sharpen a little to taste and upload.

Enjoy
dwilkin 14 24.3k United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 10:36AM
Is it just me, or does he sound a little bitter? Wink
Slaterm 14 496 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 10:37AM
you clearly haven't been reading "Patents weekly". I have that process patented and you now owe me royalties Smile
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
19 Jun 2008 10:41AM
I think you should write a book of photography recipes Ade .... you can be the Delia Smith of EPZ.

Can you do "How to get a Nude RC Award" next please ....

1. Take off all of your clothes.

2. Go out at or just before sunset -

2 - use a 17-40 on FF or 10-20 on crop frame cameras

.......
sidaorb 15 3.9k 2 England
19 Jun 2008 10:46AM
Or the Ade guide to photographing the Le Mans.....

1. Go out at or just before sunset.......................
Slaterm 14 496 1 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 10:46AM
3. place wide angle lens near breasts/genitals to make them look un-naturally large.....
User_Removed 17 17.9k 8 Norway
19 Jun 2008 10:50AM
PMSL...
BurntOut 14 321 2 England
19 Jun 2008 10:52AM
Excellent!!
Bookmarking.

Wink
FatHandedChap 15 1.3k England
19 Jun 2008 10:59AM
I wondered what to do this weekend - now I know, thank you Ade.

I assume this comes with a guarntee and I can claim mileage if I don't receive my RC. Wink
ade_mcfade 17 15.2k 216 England
19 Jun 2008 11:01AM
ok...... it is a little tongue in cheek, but it works! I've been doing it for years Wink

Give it a go
MikeH 16 217 4 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 11:45AM
Was this after a few then Ade?LOL

Mike
bangalicious 13 1.3k 5 England
19 Jun 2008 11:48AM
Bookmarked!
Hugeknot 16 1.2k 2 Iceland
19 Jun 2008 12:12PM

Quote:light hearted chat

This should be in the techniques section as a tutorial with pictures and histograms etc!

I bumped into Eidur Gudjohnssen in Reykjavik yesterday BTW
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
19 Jun 2008 12:19PM

Quote:I bumped into Eidur Gudjohnssen in Reykjavik yesterday


Did you get yellow carded or sent off Wink
newfocus 14 647 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2008 12:19PM
LOL - thanks Ade. Maybe you could combine this with Chris's tutorial here for best results Smile

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