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You are the Light ....

By Mirjam
.... and the Light is You.

Today, or rather yesterday, I had the good fortune of spending the whole day with Scott Kelby giving a live seminar in Islington (London ). The man is fantastic, in what he does, how he communicates, his sense of humour..... do I need to go on.

So, having come home, I just had to try out everything, and clearly need to practise for months to come. I was particularly impressed with his 7 point system for Camera Raw and just could not resist the temptation to take my shitiest shots and turn them into something, over the top maybe but, a tad more interesting than they were, in camera raw only. Easy, no-nonsense and quick. No doubt many of you know about this system, but to me, it was a revelation. The whole day was one of wow and wow and wow.

Just to be clear, this image has not been touched in photoshop itself, apart from adding the borders and the lettering.

Tags: Cornwall Digitally manipulated Camera raw Ps Etc Landscape and travel Flash and lighting Edp Scott kelby Hdr light Creative print layouts Christopher howard

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nugett 10 Australia
16 Oct 2010 4:02AM
Very well done

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Alvar 13 23 2 France
16 Oct 2010 10:33AM
Great shot. Well done.
Alvar
Mirjam 13 54 Netherlands
16 Oct 2010 5:45PM
Thank you both.
sparklep 13 146 1
16 Oct 2010 11:02PM
Modifications unwelcome because nobody could do a better image than that. Excellent.
Jacqui
Mirjam 13 54 Netherlands
17 Oct 2010 12:15AM
Ah Jacqui, thank you so much. I've been away too long, missed you much.
steve_eb Plus
11 371 9 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2011 11:17PM
Just seen this on featured photo and I have to say V1 from V2 is just wicked, not sure of the system you speak of but it sure does work, well done.

Steve
Mirjam 13 54 Netherlands
25 Jan 2011 6:08PM
Hi Steve, thanks for you comment. Kelby's 7 point system for camera raw basically consists of the following: 1. applying a camera profile in camera raw; 2. Adjusting the white balance; 3. Exposure (exposure, blacks, brightness and fill light); 4. Contrast (in curves point); 5. Clarity and vibrance; 6. Dodging and burning with the adjustment brush); 7. Finishing touches (vignetting/neutral density gradients/B&W/sharpening). Save as jpeg from raw without going into photoshop.

If you want to know any more, just pm me.

Mirjam

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