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Ron

« on: August 30, 2013, 12:26 »
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Hello fellar Symbiotics, I just uploaded my latest batch to my site and I was thinking that I might be oversaturating. I do like saturated images but I dont want to overdo it. I am thinking I am bordering, but still within acceptable levels and creating images with POP.

What do you think?

http://semmickphoto.com/image/

(since that link is dynamic because images will be added, its hard to know what I am talking about two weeks from now :) )



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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 13:06 »
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You might want to include a few example links.

« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 01:32 »
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Both and. You are quite inconsistent.
And then again, the customers like saturation.
Take this photo...
http://semmickphoto.com/image/fishing-trawler-in-a-drydock/?r=http://semmickphoto.com?r=http://semmickphoto.com
the blue on the mast is striking and I think it has gone beyond what is natural saturation so there is clipping in the blue colours.
in other photos, it looks like you saturate the primary colours only.
and others again dont look saturated at all.
fx this one http://semmickphoto.com/image/young-woman-sprinkling-water/?r=http://semmickphoto.com

I dont know what pop and saturation method you use, but i have the feeling that it could be improved so that you also drew subtle midtones forewards.

Ron

« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 02:13 »
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Hi Jens, thanks for pointing that out. I see what you mean. I normally increase saturation by increasing vibrancy and contrast, and sometimes I use single color saturation sliders. I edit in Lightroom.

I could indeed be more selective on which colors I saturate.

Thanks, good points.

« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2013, 16:23 »
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Hi Jens, thanks for pointing that out. I see what you mean. I normally increase saturation by increasing vibrancy and contrast, and sometimes I use single color saturation sliders. I edit in Lightroom.

I could indeed be more selective on which colors I saturate.

Thanks, good points.

If you have Photoshop you can increase contrast with a contrast adjustment layer and change the blend mode to 'luminosity' (instead of the default 'normal') which will create less unnatural saturation of colors, esp. the darker ones. 
« Last Edit: August 31, 2013, 16:25 by dfikar »

« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2013, 17:45 »
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I'm not going to contribute with something useful here, I'm not a photographer so I can't give valuable advice.

Just wanted to say I love the choice of Peignot for your logotype :)

I love every peace of design that keeps alive the memory of Cassandre, my all time favourite graphic designer.. Nice!

Best regards
Thomas

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« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2013, 20:21 »
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I think your images look great. I personally use Lightroom and pretty much add punch preset and saturation to every image At thumbnail size it has to shine off the screen which yours do. No point selling flat images when you can boost them up


 

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