Discussion in 'Battlecorals' started by Battlecorals, Dec 22, 2015.
I use a modified fully adjustable wall bracket
maybe try pulling that blue out a bit more and see how it looks . Almost looks like the second one is bluer. And i know you're just practicing, but id do everything i could to keep that light reflection out of the pic and off the coral as well
The sliders are a little different in the app, so yes I'm still trying to figure it out I'll remember to keep the reflection off the corals though ty.
Nice write up Adam. We use the same exact program and methods for post processing our raw photos.
For as long as photoshop/lightroom has existed, non-photography folks will beat you with a stick if you do anything to your pictures. There's this widespread notion that anything that comes direct from the camera is "TRUE" and should be left alone. Well the simple fact is there's usually an unrealistic heavy blue cast on most reef aquarium pictures taken with our cameras.
I think many of us do post-process pictures to try and match what we see in our tanks. Some people do get a little carried away with the Saturation bar.
I'm considering taking unedited cellphone pictures to go along with our photos for more transparency in our sales.
Another tip for people who don't have lightroom or shoot in raw format. Stick an orange gel filter (usually costs less than 10$) in front of your camera lens to remove the blue cast from your picture.
Some getting a little carried away with saturation is an under statement.
If i start a thread asking "did you get what you expected after you were seduced by the amazing pictures" i suspect more than 1 response.
If you really do raw pictures and adjusted pictures on your future marketing process you would bring sanity and honesty to a hobby and marketing practice that has gotten put of control.
A coral should be deemed as ultra because its truly ultra, not because someone saturates a picture and creates a bunch of branding hype.
I was fooled once and that is all it took.
What is most flagrant abput this abuse of photo fixing is that sellers know that the most likely new sucker is a newbie, its called hustling, taking for a ride, rip off.
Price of coral should be set by the species, availability and color pattern not by uncrupulous sellers looking for the next newbie/sucker.
I hope folks are truly reading this thread and absorbing the message.
One thing is fixing a photo to show the beauty of an item
Another thing is to completely mess with the picture to in a simple word, scam.
Guess i let this one linger a while lol
Thanks a lot for the posts guys! sorry it took me so long to get back to this one
Not that long only a year and a half long would have been two
What is the name of this Acro?
I'd call it some variation of the "Bali shortcake" and nice one at that
I can vouch for Adam's pics being dead on. here's my "what i saw vs what I got" with my SC orange passion from BC.
I think I have that coral. I got it from a local fish store for $15. It is a beauty for sure.
Hey that guys looking good man.
Indeed! She's a beauty
Nic! that's good grab for sure. There are some exceptional variants of this one out there for sure.
Great write-up, Adam! I added it to our article database under aquarium photography.
HA Cool! Thanks a lot. I seem to have started a trend... lol
Yeah, but you're the OG. LOL
Original coral gangster
LOl alright I'll take it always good to keep things fresh
This popped up as an updated article, so I read it again. This time I noticed that you drop the highlights channel by 100. I tried that and WOW, what a difference that makes. Until now I've been hesitant to mess with much beyond the WB, exposure, and sometimes the tone curve. Dropping hightlights improves most of my coral shots considerably.
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