Catching Up: Part 2

by Shane Coleman October. 14, 2018 242 views

As the title states, this is second Catching Up post. Why this title? Check out Part 1 to find out... but in summary, I’m trying to catch up with a backlog of unedited images.

I’d like to hear from you... do you set aside time to edit? Or do you get backlogged and just try to do it one or two at a time when you get a chance? Or are you a “purist” who doesn’t edit at all or just basic editing (crop, etc.)?

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Russell Smith 11 months ago

#1 Beautiful . I love the background and how it sets the Egret apart so well . (sounds better in my head than it does in print lol)

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Shane Coleman Replied to Russell Smith 11 months ago

Hahhaa... I get ya. Thanks. 

The field has some type of yellow bloom. So I’m guessing that between the green grass, yellow bloom, and early sun, it gave almost a fluorescent bokeh.

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Antonio Gil 11 months, 1 week ago

Another great batch of pictures Shane. I always edit my pictures, especially because I take pictures in RAW.

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Shane Coleman Replied to Antonio Gil 11 months ago

Yea, me too, Antonio. I like the control over images that raw provides. In wildlife photography, you can’t always control light, shadows, etc. So, when there are issues with this, I can usually correct it in post processing.

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Andi Saw 11 months, 1 week ago

It depends on the circumstances. 
Usually I go home, I download the pictures, edit them (Minimum adjustment required as contrast, depth, light... nothing dramatic, 30 seconds/1 minute per shot), I post them.
But in case of NY, I have 2400 pictures, and I'm still editing them. I do it when I feel to. 
Love the yellow picture (I don't like yellow, so it's a double compliment) yellow heart

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Shane Coleman Replied to Andi Saw 11 months, 1 week ago

2,400??? Wow... I’d probably be editing them 
for years. 😉

Thank you... and the yellow is compliments of Mother Nature with a dash of early morning sunlight.

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Jarvo J 11 months, 1 week ago

Oh wow, what a fantastic set!

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Shane Coleman Replied to Jarvo J 11 months, 1 week ago

Thank you so much.

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Berckmans Peter 11 months, 1 week ago

First of all again great shots. I keep edit to a minimum,I not edit all of my pics. Mostly I have an idea of wich one I want to edit when taken. Keep them coming

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Shane Coleman Replied to Berckmans Peter 11 months, 1 week ago

Thanks. I think when I have spend more time editing, it is because I’m trying to correct something.

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Camellia 11 months, 1 week ago

All of them are beautifully done both capture wise and edit wise but #1 is my most favorite.

I take a lot more photos than the time of day allows for editing. I keep telling myself that as the cold weather approaches and there are less outings I will have time to process them (but I think I am fooling myself). 

The thing that has become a sore point as far as photography is concerned is the number of photographers who go beyond the "normal" editing. Meaning using tremendous amount of Photoshop layers/masks to enhance their photos and post it as a "natural photo" rather than present it as one that has been manipulated to the max. I am not talking about the photos that one intentionally manipulates in such a way that it is obvious that the manipulation was done for "artistic" value not for photographic value. I am talking about the photos where the photographer adds sun beams or halos to make it look like they captured it such.  Your photos are "natural" and I don't know how long it took you to process these but all in all they are definitely National Geographic material. smile

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Shane Coleman Replied to Camellia 11 months, 1 week ago

I know exactly what you are talking about... and these added sunbeams etc can be picked out almost immediately.

I want to learn more about editing but for me personally, the edits should be subtle or at least look natural. In my limited experience, the photos that don’t take much editing are usually my best images. My editing seems to be more corrective... sometimes an image gets deleted because I just can’t make it work.

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Abigail Gossage 11 months, 1 week ago

I try to do a rough edit, levels etc and keywords.  Download everything right after I shoot because if I don’t it gets out of control.

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Shane Coleman Replied to Abigail Gossage 11 months, 1 week ago

I think that is the problem I can see happening... the more you shoot, the more images you have. For me, if I don’t stay on top of everything, I could probably get bogged down pretty quick.

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Sherry Hill 11 months, 1 week ago

you photos are beautiful.. and for me, i edit all the time.. but mostly small edits, like enhance a photo, bring up a little contrast, turn to black and white, crop.. but nothing like photoshop..

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Shane Coleman Replied to Sherry Hill 11 months, 1 week ago

Yea, that seems to be a common suggestion from many things I’ve read, heard, watched, etc... the changes should be subtle.

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