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Looks a little weird, but not far off either.  Maybe you don't need to use log and just shoot with what you see is what you get approach.  Unless shooting in RAW, compressed vides images don't have much range for post color correction.  Therefore, it's better to shoot with color you want in final product.

Thanks for your comment helloitsme.

Shooting logs gives me the possibility of also send the log file for sale. This can be interesting for clients who wants to do the grading on their side.


Hello Guys,

Thank you again for your feedbacks! They are very useful for me.

@increasingdifficulty can the saturation of the of the shadows and highlights be managed in Premiere Pro ?

@SpaceStockFootage, @Chichikov the left version is the graded one :) I will try to play with contrast then. Regarding the highlight their are burned in the some part of the clouds in the original footage already.

When seeing the video i'm still not really satisfied by the result. I looks like i have some haze (fog) and that shot is not popping a lot. What do you think ?


Yes, you definitely overdid it.

Keeping details in the highlights is usually something that separates a professional looking shot from a consumer/cheap looking shot. UNLESS, there is a person talking against a very bright background - then it would be OK. But here, the subject is the landscape. That's one of the main things that makes an expensive camera looks expensive - the dynamic range/highlight roll-off in challenging situations.

Since you have more details in the original shot, it will be an easy fix.

If you want to get picky I would mask out the clouds/upper part and apply different grading there for a more professional looking shot.

Hello increasingdifficulty,

Thank you very much for your feedback. I will definitely keep this in mind for the future.

Anything i can improve somewhere else ? For example in the colors.

I think you kill details in highlights.

Thanks Demich,

Just noticed it specially in the clouds in the foreground.

I will check that point.


Hi guys,

I'm trying to improve my skills on color correction.

Here you have an aerial shot done with a Phantom 3 pro in the French Alps.


What do you think about it ? Please be honest don't hesitate.

Thanks  ;)

Nice colors!
but in many cases the buyer will use your footage with many others and need to correct the colors to have the same style for whole video. in this case your videos have strong colors and high contrast that maybe not be very good in the postproduction in my opinion. by the way very nice shots.

Hello Mograph,

Thanks for your feedback. Good point ! It's something I did not really think about.

I saw that some people are directly sending the non grades videos. Maybe it's a good idea.

Envoy de mon iPhone en utilisant Tapatalk

Hello Microstockers,

Hope you are doing great!

Since few im trying to get the more i can from Phantom 3 by shooting  in D-Log. Shooting D-Log means colograding in post.

Here you have some few samples i did in Greece. Please note that there is no cut. And sorry for the big watermark :)


What do you think about the colors ? Dont hesitate to give me your opinion if you like it or not.

Thanks a lot.

Thank you for your message guys.

I hope the next one im planning to shoot in Paris will come out better.

See you

sketchyt : Not sure i got what you mean by "where you go from here"

Hello guys,

Im in stock photography market since 5 years now. Few month ago i started to shoot stock footage. Timelapse to me more specific.

Here you a link of a montage i put on my youtube channel :


What do you think ? (good or bad feeling)

Thanks in advance
See you

Newbie Discussion / Your Fotolia absolute position ?
« on: August 29, 2012, 15:33 »
Hi guys,

What is your absolute position in Fotolia ?

Mine today is 3590, far far away from the podium  :( ;)

Newbie Discussion / Re: Hello everybody i'm a newbie
« on: August 19, 2012, 14:54 »
Hi Leaf,

Thanks for these advises ! I will defenitily try to find some niches and deversify and portfolio.

Now you have told me, i can see that i have a lot pics over whit background.


General Stock Discussion / Re: How to promote our portfolio
« on: August 19, 2012, 09:51 »
Thanks a lot for these tips  ;)

Newbie Discussion / Re: Hello everybody i'm a newbie
« on: August 19, 2012, 09:36 »
Hello Mantis, THANKS a lot   ;D

What do you mean by diversify ?

General Stock Discussion / Re: How to promote our portfolio
« on: August 19, 2012, 00:45 »
Thanks Lagereek,

I'm currently working on my website. But im looking for other ways too.

General Stock Discussion / How to promote our portfolio
« on: August 18, 2012, 23:28 »
Hello everybody,

I'm looking for an efficient way to promote my portfolio. I was thinking about maybe Flickr, 500px...

I don't known if it is a good idea (pictures roberry). What do you think ? What do you use ?

Thanks in advance for your help.

PS : Sorry for my english i'm French  :)   

Newbie Discussion / Re: Hello everybody i'm a newbie
« on: August 18, 2012, 10:07 »
sjlocke nice pics (seen on your facebook page) i mean young more than young microstocker because i'm a little bit old i'm 28  ;)

Hey there is somebody from Philadelphia or New York ? Im close these cities until september.

Newbie Discussion / Re: Hello everybody i'm a newbie
« on: August 18, 2012, 06:17 »
Hello CD123 thanks. I'm already contributing on the Big 4, Middler Tier and some top Low Earners

Newbie Discussion / Re: Hello everybody i'm a newbie
« on: August 18, 2012, 05:35 »
Thanks Microbius,

you alright my portfolio is going not too bad , but not too bad is not enough  ;)

See you

Newbie Discussion / Hello everybody i'm a newbie
« on: August 18, 2012, 01:08 »
Hello everybody,

My name is Sam, i'm new in the forum. I'm a young microstocker from France. I'm doing this from few years for fun. But since this year i've started more seriously.

I've put a link to my shutterstock portfolio on my profile. Feel free to give me your feeling about my work. Good or bad  ;).

See you soon


Newbie Discussion / Re: why can't I start a new thread?
« on: August 18, 2012, 01:02 »

I'm new in the forum. I was looking for a way to start a new thread.

Thanks for the info.

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