Video Quickie: Processing Photograph from Angkor Wat

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A quick tutorial showing how I typically process a photograph. In this case a photograph I took while at Angkor Wat Archaeological Park in Siem Reap.  The photograph was taken at the Bayon in Angkor Thom.  One of my favorite photographs from that location is the smiling face of Javayaman VII who had the Bayon built in the 12th century as seen through a window and doorway.

What was interesting about this photograph is that I had only time to get off three shots as the tour guide we had had to hold people back so I could take the shot.  So it is a bit underexposed.

But I used a Sony A7rII, and working with the raw files is awesome in that I was able to pull the shadows up by two stops and a was able to pull out a lot of great detail that I didn’t know I had.  So below are before and after photographs, and I hope that you enjoy the video.

Before

JPG of raw Sony A7rII file prior to any processing.

After

After processing photograph in Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop and Google Color Efx Pro 4

Peace,

 

 

 

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David Cote

Back in 1982, my Air Force roommate was in desperate need of some cash, and he had a camera. And I was in the market for a camera as I had TDY (Temporary Duty) orders for Cyprus and was looking for a good camera to take with me. So over some beers and some negotiations with my roommate (and a few hundred dollars later), I found that I had become the owner of a brand spanking new Canon AE-1 camera with an assortment of lens, including a Canon 50mm, a 35mm lens, as well as a telephoto lens. Fast forward to today, and I am now an owner of a Canon 5D Mark II (looking to upgrade, but waiting to see if Sony comes out with a 'A9' before I upgrade) and a bunch of Canon glass and I am primarily a landscape photographer. Yea, that means that I get up before the sun rises and am out after the sun sets. Makes for interesting times! Thank you for joining me on this photographic journey and hope to hear from you!

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