The Detail

The color black was always pretty hard for me to dial in the detail. White was always a little hard to. Once I began to understand more about my camera I was able to adjust my settings to get better results.


6 thoughts on “The Detail

  1. Jim, thanks for visiting and following my blog. I appreciate it.
    Is it possible that you can share your setting for this photo with us? πŸ˜‰ I have same problem with the color black or white… still trying to figure it out.
    I have seen many cat photos, and I have to say that this one will be hard to forget.
    Have a great day!

    1. Sure can, first of all the settings on this shot was well under exposed. F5.6 ISO 100 1/1250 with a 300 F4 lens and a 1.4tc, which was equal to about 420mm. I corrected the exposure in Camera Raw, and then used a plug-in called Topaz Adjust in Photoshop to help bring out the detail, the specific adjustment was French Countryside, where I made some custom adjustments to achieve the results I was looking for. Helen when using plug-ins its trail and error, you have to play around with the adjustments till you find what is attractive to you and your viewers. I learned by posting lots of gaudy pictures and listened to the feedback.

  2. Thanks, Jim. I have learned a lot from my fellow bloggers. So much to learn. I haven’t tried any plug-in yet. That’s one thing on my to-learn list. Thank you so much!

    1. Helen I know that it was a lot of info and you can almost achieve that same look without using the plug-in, it just softens the bokeh a little and sharpens the subject. The image was pretty much OK without the plug-in. Also it can be achieved with other lenses too. Oh Topaz has free trails for 30 days and then many times they will offer a discount on their different products. I use adjust, detail, simplify, they have many more to play around with.

      1. Thanks, Jim. I will check it out. So far, I haven’t found the need to use any plug-in, but it could be because I don’t know any better πŸ˜‰

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