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Title: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: kmlPhoto on June 22, 2016, 14:20
So I am seeing more and more processed (lightly) washed out social website inspired content make it onto SS. I was wondering if anyone had a preset that makes it through SS inspection for a well exposed "normal" image. If not, I will start playing around with one and share if there is interest.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: increasingdifficulty on June 22, 2016, 14:41
Just raise the blacks with curves and possibly (for cinematic) add some blue in the shadows and orange to the mids.

Or for just the indie look raise the bottom blacks with curves and a bit less vibrance.
Title: Re: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: stockastic on June 23, 2016, 12:05
So I'm seeing more and more posts beginning with "so".  Rather than just poke fun at this practice, I'd like to know what it really adds. Is it emphasis or informality? Or does it imply that a question will follow?  I'm not getting it.  If I take that word away, nothing about the post seems different.
Title: Re: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: ShadySue on June 23, 2016, 15:45
So I'm seeing more and more posts beginning with "so".  Rather than just poke fun at this practice, I'd like to know what it really adds. Is it emphasis or informality? Or does it imply that a question will follow?  I'm not getting it.  If I take that word away, nothing about the post seems different.
It's just a current 'thing'. I hear it on TV all the time, usually prefacing an answer.
Q: How does your invention work?
A: So, ...

Q: Why did you decide to move to Outer Mongolia?
A: So, ...

Q: When will you try to beat the world crochet record again?
A: So, ...

etc
Title: Re: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: amabu on June 24, 2016, 03:14
So I'm seeing more and more posts beginning with "so".  Rather than just poke fun at this practice, I'd like to know what it really adds. Is it emphasis or informality? Or does it imply that a question will follow?  I'm not getting it.  If I take that word away, nothing about the post seems different.

So Im seeing more and more posts being completely off topic...  ::)
Title: Re: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: MichaelJayFoto on June 24, 2016, 03:15
So I am seeing more and more processed (lightly) washed out social website inspired content make it onto SS. I was wondering if anyone had a preset that makes it through SS inspection for a well exposed "normal" image. If not, I will start playing around with one and share if there is interest.

Really? Where you have you been? You need to catch up on lens flares as well.
Title: Re: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: kmlPhoto on June 24, 2016, 20:26
So I'm seeing more and more posts beginning with "so".  Rather than just poke fun at this practice, I'd like to know what it really adds. Is it emphasis or informality? Or does it imply that a question will follow?  I'm not getting it.  If I take that word away, nothing about the post seems different.

It's just a current 'thing'. I hear it on TV all the time, usually prefacing an answer.
Q: How does your invention work?
A: So, ...

Q: Why did you decide to move to Outer Mongolia?
A: So, ...

Q: When will you try to beat the world crochet record again?
A: So, ...

etc


Perhaps this might help:

http://www.npr.org/2015/09/03/432732859/so-whats-the-big-deal-with-starting-a-sentence-with-so (http://www.npr.org/2015/09/03/432732859/so-whats-the-big-deal-with-starting-a-sentence-with-so)

Title: Re: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: etudiante_rapide on June 24, 2016, 21:36
So I'm seeing more and more posts beginning with "so".  Rather than just poke fun at this practice, I'd like to know what it really adds. Is it emphasis or informality? Or does it imply that a question will follow?  I'm not getting it.  If I take that word away, nothing about the post seems different.

Each gen has a new idea of sounding less educated. Remember the Valley Girl ?
Then it was the "duh" from, I think, Clueless (Alicia Silverstone). Before these two, there was John Travolta and friends ... Horseshack and Fonz.
Not to forget the rappers'  attaching "m*therf#cker" to everything.
And that finally, there's Hollywood hood movies that has "f*ck" mentioned 20 times per minute.

It seems the more educated you are, the more you choose not to identify with Emma Peel,
Mary Poppins, Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Hugh Grant,etc way of speaking.
Sorry I am "old school" so I don't know too many of the new "classy" people in show business.
Title: Re: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: stockastic on June 24, 2016, 21:50
So I'm seeing more and more posts beginning with "so".  Rather than just poke fun at this practice, I'd like to know what it really adds. Is it emphasis or informality? Or does it imply that a question will follow?  I'm not getting it.  If I take that word away, nothing about the post seems different.

It's just a current 'thing'. I hear it on TV all the time, usually prefacing an answer.
Q: How does your invention work?
A: So, ...

Q: Why did you decide to move to Outer Mongolia?
A: So, ...

Q: When will you try to beat the world crochet record again?
A: So, ...

etc


Perhaps this might help:

[url]http://www.npr.org/2015/09/03/432732859/so-whats-the-big-deal-with-starting-a-sentence-with-so[/url] ([url]http://www.npr.org/2015/09/03/432732859/so-whats-the-big-deal-with-starting-a-sentence-with-so[/url])


Interesting article, thanks!   The author seems to think that this practice isn't really increasing but I feel like it is.   In text (online posts) especially, where tone of voice and rate of speaking aren't factors, it doesn't seem to convey anything at all.   

My next - admittedly clueless - question: what does "indie" mean in this context, i.e. the "indie look"?   The only meaning I know of is "independent", for example indie music originally referred to artists that hadn't been signed by big record labels.


Title: Re: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: ShadySue on June 25, 2016, 03:28
So I'm seeing more and more posts beginning with "so".  Rather than just poke fun at this practice, I'd like to know what it really adds. Is it emphasis or informality? Or does it imply that a question will follow?  I'm not getting it.  If I take that word away, nothing about the post seems different.

It's just a current 'thing'. I hear it on TV all the time, usually prefacing an answer.
Q: How does your invention work?
A: So, ...

Q: Why did you decide to move to Outer Mongolia?
A: So, ...

Q: When will you try to beat the world crochet record again?
A: So, ...

etc


Perhaps this might help:

[url]http://www.npr.org/2015/09/03/432732859/so-whats-the-big-deal-with-starting-a-sentence-with-so[/url] ([url]http://www.npr.org/2015/09/03/432732859/so-whats-the-big-deal-with-starting-a-sentence-with-so[/url])


Very interesting: "It's the "so" that you hear from people who can't answer a question without first bringing you up to speed on the backstory. I go to the Apple Store and ask the guy at the Genius Bar why my laptop is running slow. He starts by saying, "So, Macs have two kinds of disk permissions ..." If that "so" were a chapter title in a Victorian novel, it would read, "In which it is explained what the reader must know before his question can be given a proper answer.""

It's just the current thing/bugbear. Previously it was (I don't know how international it was) "I was, like, 'what do you mean?!' and he was like 'Don't go off on one'." Before that it was the Aussie rising tone at the end of a sentence.
Title: Re: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: Zalee on June 27, 2016, 04:20
It's just the current thing/bugbear. Previously it was (I don't know how international it was) "I was, like, 'what do you mean?!' and he was like 'Don't go off on one'." Before that it was the Aussie rising tone at the end of a sentence.

So, I haven't noticed we raise our tone at the end of a sentence, I thought that was more an English or maybe Irish thing?
Title: Re: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: heartsnatcher on November 21, 2016, 16:29
look, they even have a specific category  ;D

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Title: Re: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: YadaYadaYada on November 21, 2016, 20:28
So I'm seeing more and more posts beginning with "so".  Rather than just poke fun at this practice, I'd like to know what it really adds. Is it emphasis or informality? Or does it imply that a question will follow?  I'm not getting it.  If I take that word away, nothing about the post seems different.

It's just a current 'thing'. I hear it on TV all the time, usually prefacing an answer.
Q: How does your invention work?
A: So, ...

Q: Why did you decide to move to Outer Mongolia?
A: So, ...

Q: When will you try to beat the world crochet record again?
A: So, ...

etc


Perhaps this might help:

[url]http://www.npr.org/2015/09/03/432732859/so-whats-the-big-deal-with-starting-a-sentence-with-so[/url] ([url]http://www.npr.org/2015/09/03/432732859/so-whats-the-big-deal-with-starting-a-sentence-with-so[/url])


But, one common start word will soon be replaced with another. I mean like dude, take a lude. That's awsome and rad, man. Don't be a debbie downer. BUT <pause>, you'll see the next one is already here.
Title: Re: Lightroom preset for trendy washed out look?
Post by: cathyslife on November 21, 2016, 20:31
look, they even have a specific category  ;D

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I would much rather read sentences that start with so, than see people flood old threads with links to try to improve their seo. Especially with links to torrent, stealing, thieving sites.  ::)