PHOTO+ "Rethink the photo"

  1. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 30, 2019

  2. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 30, 2019

    TibiTibi , Nov 30, 2019 :
    Mainly I've focused on fixing the primary issue:
    Bending and balancing the scene.

    Here are 2 results. Rotated.



    I think it would be better to shoot this from different angle to add more drama.

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  3. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 30, 2019

    TibiTibi , Nov 30, 2019 :
    Maybe this.
    Here i've done more then a casual edit. I have also removed some things. But mainly the crop helped to balance the scene.


    Your edit

    My rethinks


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  4. Praneet Rane
    Eclair Nov 30, 2019

    Praneet Rane , Nov 30, 2019 :
    Thanks Tibi Tibi !
    What are the general things/settings we need to keep in mind while using snapseed or any other software.

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    Cupcake Nov 30, 2019

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  7. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 30, 2019

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    TibiTibi , Nov 30, 2019 :
    Before I start
    I want say that there is many possible views, tastes. I'm not a professional photographer. I don't want to say that my edits are the best you can achieve. I think there is not an universal setting, edit.
    I take it as my hobby.
    Most of the edits which I've done here were done in Snapseed or PSX and you can find that i use almost the same tools:

    • Tune
    • Details
    • Contrast
    • Crop
    and sometimes these advanced tools too:
    • Vignette
    • Perspective
    • Brush

    All of them has its own adjustments.
    Each of my rethink was finished with different adjustments.
    It is about to get familiar with each tool, their sliders and how it affects the photo.

    Keep playing.

    On the other hand you should also think about what do you want to get:
    • Minimal fix of exposition.
    • Correction of the scene, composition
    • Change the visual experience, expression
    • Totally change to something unreal rather artistic
    • Also the original picture should have something inside what catch me.
    So I should repeat myself that not all clicks are photos.

    First thing is to practice a lot and learn taking photos.
    The after work like editing or postprocessing and in my case the rethink is just the bonus.

    Visit the photography subforum to find a lot of ideas and hints related to capturing photos.
    [B.I.T.S. Photography pills] Part 1 - Reflections
    Snapseed mini video tutorial
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2021

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  8. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 30, 2019

    TibiTibi , Nov 30, 2019 :
    And after rethink



    PS: When I don't have the original photo just the uploaded low resolution then it is really hard to tune.

    Just a hint: the sun is too dominant and overexposed i would be happier when it is not dragging the attention from the scene.

    Something like this.
    This is not the final results just an example how it looks when the sun is somewhere else. I can focus on the foreground.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2019

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    Cupcake Nov 30, 2019

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    Cupcake Nov 30, 2019

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  11. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 30, 2019

    TibiTibi , Nov 30, 2019 :
    Here is my rethink.
    I have tried ti dig out as many details from the click as was possible. Fixed the horizon, tuned the shadows and details, cropped to 1:2 horizontally.

    As extra - adjusted the white.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2019

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  12. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 30, 2019

    TibiTibi , Nov 30, 2019 :
    Please use reply or quote :)
    Otherwise it is hard to identify which picture is on your mind :eek:
    You can still edit your own post above to fill the missing info ;)

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  13. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 30, 2019

    TibiTibi , Nov 30, 2019 :
    Thank you.

    I use Snapseed and Photoshop Express.
    Both offers similar tools but also some unique features.

  14. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 30, 2019

    TibiTibi , Nov 30, 2019 :
    So you have tried to make it minimalistic, a little bit abstract and monochrome. Good idea. Good scene. Good job.

    So you left only my imagination to focus on detail.

    Let's see your template:

    Symmetry. I have it gently corrected.

    So I have played with lights and shadows.

    and depth effect.

    In finale I have tried a more minimalistic pattern.

  15. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Nov 30, 2019

    TibiTibi , Nov 30, 2019 :
    I have selected a fresh photo of @antonyjen ...
    ... because it have something inside.

    This is the template:

    This is the end rethink.

    Fixed the symmetry and tuned the exposure.
    What do you rethink?

    Thank you for this photo.

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  16. antonyjen
    Jelly Bean Nov 30, 2019

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    Donut Nov 30, 2019

  18. ShubinDongre
    Gingerbread Dec 1, 2019

    ShubinDongre , via OnePlus 7T , Dec 1, 2019 :
    Thank you [e]1f60a[/e] for your appreciation and comments.
    I will definitely keep this points mentioned by you while taking next shots.

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    Donut Dec 1, 2019