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April 9, 2011

OK – Here’s an example of the power of a little photoshop to make a non-sharp picture of Tofer look sharp again.    This shot was taken from on a the canon L 50mm 1.2 lens  at F2.0.  Tof was moving and I missed the focus on his eyes – where I always try to focus. If the eye looks sharp… everything else will be overlooked for portraits.

The first shot is super low contrast and zoomed in to really show off the horrible focus.  Keep reading – you will be amazed.

tofer sharper orig (1 of 1)

The next shot is just using Lightroom’s sharpening slider – but photoshop has Smart Sharpen under the filter drop down which works great too.   WOW what a difference.

tofer sharper (1 of 1)

Finally if I sharpen and add some contrast to the eyes… look how the eyes stand out.  Would you say this is out of focus?  Not the best, but I don’t feel so embarrassed by my crappy image.

tofer-sharpest

Viola!  So when you are down and out B/c you can’t figure out why your images don’t look razor sharp out of the box, well – don’t give up!


Comments:
  • Amy Pond says:

    Kris! Seeing your SOOC image makes me feel at least a smidge better about my own images! I need to get the full version of Photoshop in my life. I just have Elements right now. I’m always sharpening and adding contrast, so it’s nice to see you do it too. Thanks for this!

     
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