biker photography - Final image!!!

Biker Photography – the starters manual

Hi, This time I want to introduse you to Arnasphoto, he took a relly good biker image while using readly budget gear, only ony YN560III (the YN560III reviewed here)

Hi, My name Zulfikar Arna, from small town called Sorowako on the north part of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. I would say thank you very much specially to Moshe Samuel who gave me the the good opportunity to share the information and …….. on his amazing website.  Here i will explain the details how to take my pict and how to editing picture in post pro..First my appologize if one of you missunderstood about the language.. (my mother language is bahasa).

Lets see how the biker photograph taken:

This picture has been taken at the garden near the lake (Matano Lake) not far from where I live, around 17:15.

I used Nikon d700 Nikon Digital Camera in a  low angle position. Low angle perspective, will help you enlarge the object you are photographying, in this inmage you can see how the front wheel looks giant , SamyangManual Lens 18-28 at 18mm  1/250sec.F4.0 iso100

It was a one lighting setup with mini softbox 50x50cm in the left of the model..and lighting flash YN560iii Power ½ zoom 24mm..

This is my Lighting Setup

 


biker photography lighting setup

 

The Biker Photography Post Production

1st step.  Import photo into Lightroom 5th.

biker photography opening in LR

2nd step.

Raise the temperature to +2 and Tint to +11 ( check picture on the left side). Follow the setting inctruction. To get the dramatic effect highlights decrease to -100 and shadow increase to +76 so it will be look more brighter.

biker photography - step 2

 

3rd Step

Raise the clarity to +14 and  the vibrance up to +100 and suturation increase to -79. (check the picture below).

biker photography - step 3

The editing picture it will be shows on this picture below.

biker photography - step 2the image

4th

Raise the light curve tone tools become +36 and the shadows to +8 ( check the picture below).

biker photography - step 4

 

You will see the picture slightly the same with the picture below.

 

biker photography - step 4 image

4th step

Here we changed the color. Follow the instruction below to get the saturatuion setting and the luminance.

biker photography - step 5

biker photography - step 5

 

Editing result will be slightly like the picture below.

biker photography - step 5 fin

 

6th step:

follow the instruction below for split toning.

biker photography - step 6 - split tone

the split tone image

7th Step

Change the sharpening noise reduction like the picture below:

biker photography - step 7 - sharpenning noise

biker photography - step 7

 8th Step

Slightly modifying the image here:

 

Next, choose lens vignetting tools to  bring the vignette around the subject.

biker photography - step 8

biker photography - lens vintaging

Moving on to photoshop:

To edit the picture I’m usually using 2 softwares:

  1. I normally use LR and to get the bright and clear picture:
  2. Adope Photosop CS6.

Open Adobe Photoshop CS6 and import the picture

biker photography -in  photoshop

Next, Choose Selective Color Tools+Modify Selective Color “YELLOW” and do the same instruction like the picture below.Cyan -38 ,Magenta -26, Yellow -51, Black -83

biker photography - photoshop step 2

Modify Selective Color “White” is to get the white color sky, so it will give more volume like the picture below. Cyan 0, Magenta 0, Yellow -87, Black -64

biker photography - photoshop step 2

Modify Selective Colour “CYAN” is to giving the natural colour of the sky which is very similar with the original situation. Cyan -14, Magenta -4, Yellow -83, Black -1

biker photography - photoshop step 3

Next,click right on the background layer and choose flatten image to joining both layer.

biker photography - photoshop step 4

Then CTRL+J to make new layer, choose layer 1 (filter++Other+High Pass).

biker photography - photoshop step 4

Radius setting up to 4,8 and set the blending mode to Overlay.

biker photography - photoshop step 2

Then, Set Set blending mode to Overlay. The picture will be shows up below:

biker photography - photoshop step 4

Step 9:

Next, Click on right side of your mouse on the Layer Background dan choose Flatten Image..

Next Step,Choose Filter+ Lens Correction.. Find custom.

biker photography - photoshop step 5

Remove Setting distortion up to +28 and scale to 80%.. Enter Ok.

biker photography - photoshop step 5

Choose Crop Tools and do the same as picture below.

biker photography - photoshop step 5

All the result from editing process will be like the picture below:

biker photography - Final image!!!

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