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Billy Boyd Panel Part 1 - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
March 20th, 2007
09:50 pm


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Billy Boyd Panel Part 1

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Date:March 22nd, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! You're right - they turned out great; I esp. like 7, 9, 19, and 24. Andy looks like some kind of burglar with his shaved head and knit cap, that silly man. By the way, I do work on mine in Adobe Photoshop afterwards.

Typically I will:

-crop the photo to the size and look that I want;
-lighten or darken it, if it's under- or over-exposed;
-adjust the "color cast" (such as reducing the orange color of the faces; sometimes if you lighten a dark photo it intensifies the color and you have to de-saturate it a bit), and
-use a sharpening filter, such as "unsharp mask", at anywhere from 50% to 100%
-sometimes remove a distracting element (such as an EXIT sign, or bright light) using a clone stamp

That's why it takes me a while to post my photos. I like to edit them and work on them a bit first.

Thanks again for showing them to me!
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Date:March 23rd, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
You're welcome.

Yes, I didn't want you to get the wrong idea and think that I never have to "fix" my photos.

Also, because of the low light at concerts, I sometimes purposely shoot at a low exposure, just to try to get a sharper photo, and then go back and lighten it. It won't be great, but at least it will be a usable photo.

If you're lucky, your program (even if it's not Photoshop, which is expensive) will do almost all of what I said above, and they're fun to play with - good luck! *S*
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