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CosplayCinema
09-27-2010, 05:44 AM
Here are some pictures i took on a somewhat cloudy day and put them in my program to make them look better. I want to see if my sense of location and editing will be good before i do photo shoots and before my camera and program are used by the crew's camera girl and myself.

http://i53.tinypic.com/2iik3ko.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/2mwtgd4.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/a16dy8.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/e99hck.jpg

These pictures were taken in El Paso the 1st, 2nd, and 4th on the mountain and the 3rd is my older sisters Gixxer 1k i believe

TykeJack
09-27-2010, 07:01 PM
Better to post before and after shots if you want us to critique your editing skill and program abilities.

CosplayCinema
09-27-2010, 11:58 PM
i don't have the before pics -.- my laptop had gotten some major virus so it ended up deleteing my pictures then i had forgotten i deleted my pics off my sim card D:

TykeJack
09-28-2010, 01:39 AM
Well if you want your program critiqued, just name the program that you are using. I doubt you coded and design your own program, so someone should be able to give you some feedback on it.

Location should generally be based around the type of subject matter you are shooting. So if you're shooting Naruto, desert environment wouldn't really fit unless you're doing Gara and he's more Sahara desert environment and not really Texas environment. Consider an area that's going to have shade or else you're gonna be limited to shooting in an overcast setting if you want to ensure the best photographs. Direct sunlight can blow out highlights, be uncomfortable to pose in, and give you squinted eyes. I also don't know why you picked an image of a bunch of cactus like bushes unless you're planning to have someone lay down on that harsh environment.

Since these forums are here for advice, I suggest finding an experienced photographer to join your group or pay a professional for shoots.

CosplayCinema
09-28-2010, 02:20 AM
Well i know that XD

We have a park here thats all trees and grass and that was going to be used for Konoha ninja

White Sands was going to be a snowy area since the sand is white enough to be mock snow

and the clearest dessert we can find for the Sand ninja.

I'm using Gimp at the moment since i'm to much of a cheap *** to get a better program

SpookyElectric
10-01-2010, 08:46 PM
GIMP serves me pretty well. But I've been using it for a long time, so what I get from it will be different than someone just starting. (As a general tip, dodge/burn can help a lot used in moderation, you can use overlay layers to simulate dodge/burn. And heal+clone is pretty important to learn too. Curves are much better IMO than levels/brightness/contrast. Understanding layers + masks is pretty fundamental too.)

As for editing style, before/after would help, but so would having a subject in the pictures. What is important in a picture of a person is more how they stand out and are portrayed than just what's around them. (the landscape pictures seem to lack contrast, but if your subject has contrast and the environment doesn't, that could help them stand out and be a good thing.)
Also knowing what you're aiming for would help. (Last image looks pretty bright to me, but maybe that's what you wanted. Lots of my pictures are pretty dark. But they're dark deliberately.)

If you think the location works (I really don't know), go for it. Experiment. See what did/didn't work, try again. (And if you want to know what didn't work, then post again here.)