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Auto levels. Blur Grain Extract Grain Merge – At this point, the image is suitable for a CAPTCHA system Local Contrast Enhancement (with G'MIC)


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There are some products that normalize exposures for timelapses over arbitrary frames or time duration. In other words, it will adjust each exposure so that the overall brightness will vary only over a minimum duration or frame count. (Which, depending on how rapidly lighting varies, might result in no perceptible change at all.) There are a number of ...


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I primarily do astrophotography of deep-sky objects, but I do use a Mac and can share what I use as some of it may apply to your needs. In deep-sky astrophotography, the photographer collects lots and lots of frames of some deep-sky object such as galaxies, nebulae, etc. and each frame is meant to have more or less the identical field of view as all the ...


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It's already clipping in the original and clipping more as you adjust it. The only way to smooth it out is to brush over it. Use photoshop, corel or similar. Set your opacity to about 50% and brush your new color on. If you want an even sky without adding artifacts, brushing/painting is the best option.


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I agree with the suggestion to use a white backdrop with transparent objects if you need a white background. It will be nearly impossible to apply a realistic whitening through the transparent plastic. Just use any white fabric. You may need to backlight a little or set your lights at a lower angle to shine through the plastic from the side. You'll also ...


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Kind of, but it won't look right. You can set the black BG as the white point using a levels adjustment layer. This will make the image almost entirely white. Then use the layer blending option and set the layer to only affect darker tones. This will leave you an image that is light and mid tones. Mask out the surrounding BG as required, and put a white ...


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I don't see an attempt at a white background either. Pure white is rather easy to obtain, have a white background (quite far) behind the subject and blow it out with a flash (which is itself behind the subject). The trick part is getting white without getting a bloom on the edges of the subject, so use the histogram to see when you get white and don't go ...


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What about a way to un-dimple the print before scanning? Maybe by ironing or pressing the photo can be flattened?


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The questions of morality doesn't depend on whether the photo is edited, but rather on the context in which it is used. E.g. the guys below could have taken their photo without any editing, but it's still deceptive and thus morally wrong (assuming the photo was supposed to objectively represent the situation): There are cases where a photo is required not ...


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First things first: Or you should already take care of objects, unnecessary objects, main objects and other things, before taking photo, which will make photo better? What is "better"? Is it a photo that you like more than others? A photo that I like more? A photo that we all like more? A photo that has fewer flaws? Flaws seen in which person's ...


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The context changes what is acceptable and what isn't. Nature photographers are expected to photograph nature, not caged animals or taxidermy specimens. Documentary photographers are expected to represent reality as nearly as possible, not to airbrush people out of photos. Contest participants are expected to follow the contest rules. No such restrictions ...


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Artistic photography follows the beauty is in the eye of the beholder ethos. There is nothing inherently immoral about it. Photography that is meant to make a political statement or journal actual events is held to a much different standard. Take this example: The depiction is of an actual event, the right person attacking the left. However, the lighting ...


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An example if it is moral to change photos is the very much discussed photographing of models which are photoshopped to look slimmer, have small (or big) body properties removed or masked. What can be done in photoshop can be done too with filters for example, like using a soft filter for a face. Is it moral to make (photograph) or adapt (photoshop) ...


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It depends on the intent. If the goal, and actual result is "art", i.e make a nice-looking thing, then anything is acceptable. If the goal is to make the picture be a fake proof that something happened (for instance, removing Angela Merkel from a group of heads of state) then it is much more open to debate. But there is no hard rule, it could depend on the ...


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I found this question 9 years after the fact, but I just liked how many things the original photo said to me. It's a really good example of "What do you want it to say?" so I thought I'd have a go at making it "say" some different things. No right, no wrong... Darkness, gothic, trapped, escape Light, hope, home, play Girl meets ... ball Why are all ...


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I think the first step is to evaluate closely what kind of photos you enjoy watching and creating yourself. What impact pictures have on you and what impact are you looking to get from your shots. Try online portfolios or harcopy books, magazines. I would go for the books whenever possible as it is a more immersive experience on the topic. Reading and ...


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Learning To See will do wonders Start with a quick review of your work. As you look at each image in turn, ask yourself… Have you isolated the subject of the image?I was told if my pictures weren't good enough, I wasn't close enough. Are you telling a story or showing a relationship that exists between or among the elements in the image? Does the ...


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Have you heard the saying "sell the sizzle, not the sausage"? OK granted, that's nothing to do with photography, but the point is that often the basic subject at hand isn't necessarily that inherently interesting; you need to make a choice as to what aspect of it you want to present. So instead of taking a picture of a building, you could focus on ...


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I really do love the other answers, but commented to tfb: I love the structure of this. I wanted to mention, though, that taking a great image is only half of the battle. Books on books were written for simply black and white processing in a darkroom. The number of tools and options available to you in a color RAW file and Lightroom/Photoshop is 10x or more ...


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This is a slightly indirect answer because it does not really say anything concrete about photography, but it is worth knowing I think. Popular people There's a well-known phenomenon which I am sure has a name, which is that a typical person tends to know people who are more popular than them. This seems odd at first blush, but it's not: if a typical ...


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Don't feel demotivated Photography is a complicated matter. If it wasn't, this website would not exist for a lack of questions. You are new to photography, so you are still familiarising yourself with many concepts. There is a great deal to keep in mind when taking photos, and keeping an eye on all settings, lighting conditions and all else that comes into ...


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