Can you do a tutorial for the color curves that you're using? thanks
I’m sorry, I don’t want to go in detail about what I do in my post-processing because I don’t want it to ruin the “magic" (hahahaha), but here’s the RGB curve that I usually apply:
The bottom point is always spiked up to around 14.9%, and I make the curve into a slight S to add more contrast. As for the individual color channels, I usually just play around with them, but the adjustments there are very minimal. I find that I’m more comfortable doing the primary color adjustments through the temperature and tint settings. It’s up to you, really. Oh, and I use Lightroom to edit, by the way!
Kuya what do you prefer? 35-70mm Manual focus o 35-135mm Tele-macro Lens???
I’m not really well versed in these kinds of lens but I say you should probably go for the 35-135mm just because it gives you a wider range. :) But always take the aperture in consideration, too. I prefer those that have very wide apertures.
Take MA in Film or something!! Izz superfun and the people are supercool~*~*~* you will fit right in cause your artsy skills r amaze!!! ;~) I especially like the candid photos of people you encounter huhu I've always been v shy to take pics of strangers cause aaah awk but i wanna take pics of peeps so conflicted Haha yay than you for answering!!! I will teach myself how to maneuver Lightroom and my soon-to-be-mine camera based on your tips-- that i may take good photos like you one day!!!
Oh man, sorry for the really late reply! I am actually really tempted to do so (MA in Film) HAHA. Thank youuuu sooooo much! And oh god yes, it really is awkward taking pictures of strangers. :)) But you know, to get the shot you just either have to be really sneaky, or pakapalan na lang ng mukha. HAHAHA.
Awesomeness! Good luck!!! I’m so sure you’ll do really great! Hahaha. Again, thank you tons, I appreciate it so much! (Belated) Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year! :D
Ooh did you wanna take film? Hihi it is superawesome!!! Are you taking comm in ADMU? Haha that's the closest to film right, I think? I would've taken Comm in ADMU if not Film in UPD! D'you use Lightroom? Haha I'm just getting a DSLR this Christmas (wooh legit film life) and I am pretty scared cause I just know how to use film cameras @____@ do you prefer changing a particular aspect in the equipment (like primarily ISO, aperture, shutter speed lang)?? Hahah sorry sobrang daming questions yo!!!
Yes I did and I still do! Haha. No, I’m taking Information Design. Sometimes I really want to shift to Comm though; I have a Comm friend who asks for help making her videos from time to time and I enjoy too much. :))
Yes, I use Lightroom! Don’t worry, if you’re used to film I’m sure you’ll adjust to digital easily. :) Yes, I do! Usually I just work around shutter speed, and ISO comes second. I keep my aperture to the largest (1.8) almost always because…wala lang. It’s easier and it looks good. :))
hiiii! i've been a huge (!!!!) fan of your photos for quite a long time now and i'm not sure if this has been asked yet (haha sorry) but what kind of equipment do you use-- both digital and film? :D also, as a ~photographer~ would you consider yourself possessing a unique visual signature you make sure to incorporate in all your photographs??? :~)
Hello, Margarita M (I visited your blog haha)! Aaaaaa thank you thank you so much! :D
I use a (very outdated) Canon EOS 500D. I’m hoping to graduate from it soon, but I haven’t really been doing a good job at saving up. Haha. My only working lens now is my 50mm f/1.8. My kit lens has a problem with focusing. For film, I have a Holga 135 and a Diana F+. I haven’t been able to use them for the past few months though.
Hmm, I guess I do have a visual signature when it comes to post-processing! For one, all of my photos have more or less the same S-Curve on the RGB channel with the absolute black point dragged upward. After I do that, I go on adjusting the other channels, which I make distinct for every photo set. :) I do a bunch of other stuff to my photos, but I don’t want to get into those because this post will get really long. Hahaha!
Anyway, thank you again so so so much! And I saw that you’re taking up Film in UP? Huhu so lucky!
I mean, nothing. anyways, your shots reminded me of my photography sideline and why I fell in love with it (and film), it's just sad though that I can't take related courses. keep up the good work. make others fall in the abyss of words in photos [: - ellie xx
Aww thanks so much Ellie! I really hope you still get the chance to do photography! :D
if someone asks you to be friends, would you be friends with that someone? or you'll reject the friendship that that someone offers you? - ellie xx
Hello Ellie! :D Why would I reject a friendship?!? Of course not!!! Hahaha! And I’ll include my answer to your previous message here: Blood Bank is so nice, yes? And you wear glasses, too! Don’t worry, glasses are cool. :))
you seem so cool! agh i just want to be friends with you (creepy, sorry) :( but noob question: what's the difference between shooting in RAW and JPEG? and you mentioned something about editing photos one by one? do you make a pre-set action for your photographs and just apply them to a collective of your photos? haha sorry for hoarding your feed with my questions
Haha it’s alright. :)) And why would it be creepy to want to be friends with someone?!?
I understand RAW photos as: the camera takes in all the available color settings for one shot, so that you can adjust it later. JPEG is shot under the settings you had on your camera at that time. Correct me if I’m wrong, please do Google it na lang for a more liable answer, sorry. HAHA
And yes, I did have some saved curve settings back then. But from what I remember, I really edited them one by one most of the time, so that’s why I only edited single shots and avoided taking sets. Haha! It was only later that I realized I needed to edit them as sets. :)) My history with post processing is bizarre. :))