A sharper image

sandhill face detailedFriends, this sandhill crane is similarly processed like the top image in yesterday’s post.  First a short lesson about shooting jpegs vs raw captures.  A jpeg image is processed and sharpened in the camera, while a raw is basically unprocessed by camera software.  Since a computer (and photoshop) have a lot more tools to process an image optimally, it makes sense to me, to use the camera for capturing an image (raw) and a computer for processing the image.  So this image was captured in raw, converted to psd format and exposure adjusted in photoshop then finished with Color Effex Pro 4- detail extractor.  I think that the sharpness achieved in this software program is superior to those results that i can get in Photoshop or in the raw converter in Photoshop.  I think, and this is my opinion, capturing a digital image and processing that image are both necessary steps to great photography.  Post-processing does not diminishes the skill of the photographer but is necessary to impart the mood of the photo.  Just as Ansel Adams developed a print from a camera-captured negative, so we need to post-process from a digitally captured image.  What do you think? til Tomorrow MJ

About mjspringett

Nature Photographer, searching for questions and answers

Posted on December 4, 2012, in Birds, Crex Meadows, Nature, photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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