Browsing 4 posts tagged with Aperture.

 
 
Q

“When I photograph into the sun, my photos look so pale. How did you manage to get it this way?” – labradoodledoo

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This question was provoked by my latest shot of Indie for my 52 weeks of Indie project, but I generally shoot into the sun whenever I can. My shots also turn out pale because the sun naturally washes everything out, but you can easily bring back the detail and add contrast by using curves with your editing software of choice (mine is Aperture). Bring the curve down to beef up those midtones, then play around with it until you get the look you desire.

 
 
Q

“Do you like/use Aperture better/more than Photoshop?” – James Brown

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I use Aperture more, and yes, I like it better. Photoshop is so overwhelming, so intimidating. Aperture is a difference piece of software, though, and of course doesn’t pack anywhere close to all the features Photoshop has. PS has its place with me, though, when I’m wanting to drastically change the tone of an image. Working with different layers and changing the opacity, that I can’t do in Aperture.

 
 

My Office

Fancy seeing where I edit my photos? Sure you do. This is one corner of my office. I moved in a couple of months ago and haven’t decorated the place. To be honest, aside from putting a few pictures up and getting rid of those nasty curtains, I’m not sure what I will do. As long as I’ve got my iMac and Aperture (and coffee), it’s all good.

 
 
Q

“I was just wondering what (if any) post-processing you tend to do? All of your photos have a very good, distinct, look about them that I can’t quite put my finger on. They seem bright but not too vibrant, with great contrast, and they all just seem to pop without standing out too much… If you know what I mean!” – Ben

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Is there a particular photo you have in mind? I don’t fiddle too much in post-processing, I’m really conscious of not over-doing it. I once wrote about my basic image editing process in Aperture to give a photo ‘pop’, but for those with different tones I play around with curves, layers and opacity in Photoshop (I’ll go over this in more detail in the future seeing as a couple of people have now requested it).

For a photo like this, I made minor adjustments to contrast, saturation etc in Aperture — really simple. For this photo, I took it into Photoshop and played around with curves and different layers (What is it with me and dogs?).