Altered Images - opinions on which is better
Posted 28 December 2004 - 06:07 PM
When i get a spectacular photo i'll enter it in the POTW...don't hold your breath though...might take me some time.
Posted 29 December 2004 - 06:50 AM
To answer the question, though, I lean toward the altered versions in all cases, especially #3. I like removing the background in #2 but could see someone preferring it left in. I still prefer the enhanced contrast on the subject in #2.
- Col. John "Hannibal" Smith
Nikon, Seatool, Nexus, Inon
Posted 31 December 2004 - 12:41 AM
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together. ~Carl Zwanzig
Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:57 PM
Posted 06 January 2005 - 02:34 PM
Actually, a properly sharpened image for a print will look over sharpened on a computer screen, depending on the size of the print.
Posted 10 January 2005 - 02:03 AM
The amount of contrast/punch applied to the images does vary between cameras. And certain cameras are well known for producing better JPGS straight from the camera - the Fuji S2 for example. Last summer I ran the digital category of British Society of Underwater Photographers' on the day Splash In competition. As it was the first year for digital we decided, for the sake of simplicity, to not allow any digital manipulation to images. They had to be straight from the camera. What was interesting was that digicam images were inherently more punchy than the DSLR images (from D100s, D70s, S2s, and 10Ds) and a digicam image came 2nd overall as a result.
I think that it is important to consider than some post processing is just part of the process of digital underwater photography. But that is never an excuse for not trying to get the image as good as possible when you are in the water.