Hello dear Clubsnap Members,
I went on a walkabout around Chinatown yesterday. I came away with some shots that I was rather happy with.
I'm a newbie and I read so many articles and user posts and finally managed to capture some moments on the camera.
However, on returning home, I found that the images weren't as vibrant or rich or as colourful as I saw on the streets.
I am putting up 2 examples. The lighter ones are before post processing in PS. I only manipulated the curves (used the dropper to point to take reference from a black object in the photo)
My questions are :
1) Were my settings right?
Shot mostly on P mode with a +0.5 stop exposure.
2) Is this equipment related?
-Do I need a polarizing filter or some other filter instead?
-I used a Canon EOS 650D. Lens : EF50mm F1.8 with a standard uv filter only.
3) Is this always the case and post-processing is necessary all the time?
-I don't think so, as picture 5, taken on the same day, with same settings looks so rich and vibrant without any post processing.
-But please advise.
Thank you in advance for all your input, advice and help.
Pic 1 - Slurp! (Before processing)
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Pic 2 - Slurp! (After processing)
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Pic 3 - I'm stuck (Before processing
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Pic 4 - I'm stuck (After processing)
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Pic 5 - Lantern Patern
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