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    First post in Critique forum in a long time...

    I usually post over in Viewfinder but have shot a couple of photos recently that I'd like to throw out there and ask for opinions.

    Here's a photo of an airplane that just took off from the airport that I work at. I shoot with a Canon 1D, Canon 75-300 USM IS, Shutter priority 1/125, spot metered, 300mm (effective 390mm with 1.3x) at ISO 100, RAW. Having shot RAW, I can adjust the exposure and lighten the image up a lot, but I kind of like this and was wondering if it worked for anyone else. What do you all think?

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    Works For Me

    Quote Originally Posted by I_Fly
    I usually post over in Viewfinder but have shot a couple of photos recently that I'd like to throw out there and ask for opinions.

    Here's a photo of an airplane that just took off from the airport that I work at. I shoot with a Canon 1D, Canon 75-300 USM IS, Shutter priority 1/125, spot metered, 300mm (effective 390mm with 1.3x) at ISO 100, RAW. Having shot RAW, I can adjust the exposure and lighten the image up a lot, but I kind of like this and was wondering if it worked for anyone else. What do you all think?

    Maybe because I'm an airplane buff. But photographically, it appeals to me as well.

    As for the post processing, how much can you do with the raw file? Can you do the equivalent of opening up one stop?

    Maybe you can to do some experiments with backlit subjects. Shoot them at metered value and adjust them digitally, and shoot them with some exposure compensation dialed in and compare the images. (As if you don't have enough to do!)

    It's funny in a way, but the photo magazines (Outdoor Photography in particular) seem to have gone from film vs digital, to shooting Raw vs Jpeg. I don't have any experience with shooting Raw files, but it sounds to me like post-proccessing is part of the process. Better you than me buddy! :-)
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    Stop adjusted 1.2

    The program I'm using to tweak the files, Breezebrowser, will allow me to adjust the exposure +/- 2 stops.

    That's a good idea to compare by shooting an image at several settings, but use a "base" image and adjust it in the software and see how they compare. I'll have to give it a try.



    Quote Originally Posted by Speed
    Maybe because I'm an airplane buff. But photographically, it appeals to me as well.

    As for the post processing, how much can you do with the raw file? Can you do the equivalent of opening up one stop?

    Maybe you can to do some experiments with backlit subjects. Shoot them at metered value and adjust them digitally, and shoot them with some exposure compensation dialed in and compare the images. (As if you don't have enough to do!)

    It's funny in a way, but the photo magazines (Outdoor Photography in particular) seem to have gone from film vs digital, to shooting Raw vs Jpeg. I don't have any experience with shooting Raw files, but it sounds to me like post-proccessing is part of the process. Better you than me buddy! :-)
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