A little magic

One of my precious devices ^^

J & rsquo; learned to make photos with this blog. D & rsquo; first with a small camera, then a Canon entry, and finally a Canon 5D Mark II with a more expensive lens that the housing. J & rsquo; have evolved over my material of my learning when I & rsquo; to feel the limits.

When I & rsquo; bought my 5D and my objo of maboule I could not say that it & rsquo; was the fault of & rsquo; device if the photo was average. I knew I wanted now, it could only come from me.

So I understood that to evolve and see my pictures improve he would have to me to start a new learning : that of post treatment on which j & rsquo; was pretty nil. And I started seriously lightroom.

And I went through a lot of stages, and doubtful styles, I find it absolutely appalling aujourd & rsquo; hui but in & rsquo; time not shocked me. I am sure that & rsquo; we must go through it to evolve, So I don & rsquo; never hesitate to go for it leaves me to plant (and then c & rsquo; not matter).

There is a little more & rsquo; m & a year we rsquo; encouraged her to buy lightroom presets VSCO CAM (You probably know the & rsquo; mobile app photo processing) what I & rsquo; did. I m & rsquo;'m used rapido, rather bad, I n & rsquo; have not dug it up & rsquo; for there is one or two months of that which I decided to read the manual and learn to REALLY m & rsquo; use.

And it has not hurt revolutionized my work on photos, I finally managed to get the result I'm looking for a long time without knowing the make. And using all the small tools proposed VSCO CAM I learn even understand all of the options proposed by lightroom.

This technical training was really fail me and I am delighted d & rsquo; finally advance a little on that.

For m & rsquo; d fun & rsquo; d & rsquo took over; old photos that have several years, even the one that I & rsquo;'ve taken with my little Canon entry to see what my new job and gave also to show you ;)

Post traitement 2015/2011 – Rollover & rsquo; to see the picture of post processing & rsquo; before

You tell me that I & rsquo;'ve just pushed the & rsquo; exposure, but it was not ;) If I & rsquo; s done that & rsquo; s image would be great cramée, c & rsquo; so is a bit more complicated than that.

My tips for using CAM VSCO : read the d & rsquo mode; employment (vraiment), Then if you have bought a lot of filters are testing them one by one and record your favorite, you made a folder and presto favorites ! Then test all the tools that are absolutely brilliant toolkit.

I had fun with lots full of old photos of me and I & rsquo; & rsquo have the; printing dusting ;)

Post traitement 2015/2011 – Rollover & rsquo; to see the picture of post processing & rsquo; before

So, after c & rsquo; is a matter of taste and period, this little vintage look that I & rsquo; m loved my photos & rsquo; is passed. I think it's just crazy that & rsquo; we can tell different with a photo.

This photo giraffe with such, when it is darker seen enormous d & rsquo; information, by making it clearer picture we only see the giraffe. That & rsquo It looks; it is just enough to push it to get light but not, there are a lot of things that make it more light in the settings and c & rsquo; is a pity that I find it all so late.

Post traitement 2015/2011 – Rollover & rsquo; to see the picture of post processing & rsquo; before

All that to say that these are choices, that & rsquo; or that we like & rsquo; n & rsquo it; not like. J & rsquo; s have more & rsquo; print to make those choices aujourd & rsquo; hui because I understand better what I can do, I therefore suffered more than my own ignorance. In 3 years I'll be d & rsquo; otherwise probably mortified watching my d & rsquo post treatment aujourd & rsquo; hui ;)

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37 "comments on"A little magic

  1. 6 July 2015 at 11:12

    I'm impressed by these images and their differential treatment ! We actually feel they are just brighter. But in fact it goes further than that : the brightness is better managed, the most actual colors, well proportioned contrasts, and brief, the picture is just different and I find them more beautiful !
    I admire your ability to learn things : take pictures, master different devices, understand how processing software, all that stuff. I'd love to do it too, but for now I have never managed to pass the course to learn to use them correctly from my canon 500D…
    D’ailleurs, is what you ever thought some readers meet for an afternoon of discovery goshawks photo ? A kind of informal masterclass ? :-D

    • 6 July 2015 at 12:51

      It's a bit complicated because everyone has a different level, the same desires, the same needs, and then I taught myself I do not know if I would make a good teacher ;)

  2. 6 July 2015 at 11:20

    Effectively, good photography, Furthermore the photographer, it is also a quality post treatment that can change everything for the viewer.

  3. 6 July 2015 at 11:45

    It's crazy the difference between the two photos!
    We really need me to start using Light Room…! I do not retouch my pictures too but I reframes, I eventually retouching cigarette butts or small details that annoy me (I'm very manic!!!). It's true that winter, with the lack of sun, I have pictures starved light. I think Lightroom could really be the solution!!!
    Does the software is difficult to use?
    Beautiful week

    Le monde des petites

    • 6 July 2015 at 12:49

      Good by cons, if the picture is poorly exposed at the base, lightroom not do miracles. Lightroom is really what we use to “développer” its raw files and make choices, if there is a problem in your photo at the base you can compensate a little but that's all.

      I think difficult to use some, you must read tutorials or someone to explain you the tools ;)

  4. 6 July 2015 at 12:08

    Sympa your article, but personally I find the pictures you give an example in this article, are much better WITHOUT postprocessing, and especially on the SANS-lighting …

    Sorry for the efforts you seem to provide for learning to use the different post-processing tools, but personally I find it unfortunate these ultra retouched pictures, that ultimately have nothing to do with the reality of what you have photographed.
    And I'm also rather tired of these photos on all female Blogs, saturated light. We see the same kinds of pictures EVERYWHERE, it's a shame.
    But after reading your article, we understand that in fact, all bloggers retouch their photos to create a reality that does not exist. Dommage, vraiment.

    • 6 July 2015 at 12:40

      I think you did not understand how digital photography (and even silver) works. First, for this listing, photos “before” it also had a post treatment, but in my opinion not the right, and that is why I have tried to show. After that, post processing is an integral part of the photo, especially when you take your pictures to the format “raw” (gross).
      It's like with conventional films, where the photographer was artistic choices when making development : more or less contrasted, saturated, etc. En photo numérique on “developed” in its raw lightroom.

      If you do not do post processing you let the machine make choices in your place (which is the case, jpeg out that your camera are the result of the manufacturer's discretion, not yours). And there are not that “bloggers” that make post processing, it's a big work of all photographers.

      If it interests you, I advise you this article on the topic :

  5. 6 July 2015 at 12:12

    En effet, it's worth it to look into the matter…!

  6. 6 July 2015 at 12:33

    Super stuff from image !!!

  7. 6 July 2015 at 13:06

    Interesting article ! I am one of readers submarines (yes it sucks !) but there really there are two three things sobering and react :)
    I'd say as Marielle I prefer photos in their form “former treatment” but it is a little more subtle than that. For example the picture to Disney's more fun with treatment 2015, while the giraffe is contrary to much more lively without treatment lightroom. I think in the end it is indeed a question of what we want to do with a photo : be closer to reality where a photo to work she goes to some artistic approach. Personally I prefer a picture that is as natural as possible but I understand that we can have other ideas !
    Thank you also for explaining what is the raw size (I did not know that good béotienne) and in a completely different field: thank you for the article on Farrow & Ball that are indeed extraordinary paintings (also do you know their competitor Little Greene ?)

  8. 6 July 2015 at 13:21

    I realize that I also really put the picture with my blog, and when I look at the first, I'm quite happy to have evolved!!
    Par contre, I do not treating me spider monkey pictures, even though I know I should.
    It's quite fun to see the before / after!!

  9. 6 July 2015 at 16:23

    Super it makes me want to try ;) Plus I love the rendering of your photos !
    xx Emilie

  10. 6 July 2015 at 16:26

    Very nice post processing, I love this new style !
    Currently, I do everything with photoshop, but you really need me to get to lightroom which seems to give even more opportunities. :)

  11. 6 July 2015 at 16:47

    I like your article, nice and I found this way you have to try to improve yourself. I also attempted to regain my old photos (at the beginning of using my Nikon D7000, I do not retouched) but as I am a true small turkey, I turned the course “as” after exporting JPEG!…

    As for little “debate” before after, it is always a matter of personal taste. When I shoot the monument with my Cher-and-Reach (that is on D750) it is consistently the same pictures before retouching… and radically different things after. And it goes without saying that everyone prefers his own final rendering! :)
    — and personally, I like your post made Lightroom!

    Have you ever tried to Camera Raw editing? (I do not really know the differences in visual possibilities, but I prefer the freedom it offers about file management…. at least on PC!)

    Belle journée,

    • 7 July 2015 at 19:02

      Yes I was using Camera Raw before but I have so many more options Lightroom it seems too limited Camera Raw now ;)

  12. 6 July 2015 at 19:07

    Wow, beautiful photos! I love the giraffe!

    Fashion Daydreams

  13. 6 July 2015 at 19:16

    Great article, it boosts me to put myself in Lightroom. I flew over the case a few years ago, but I was quickly discouraged, because it seemed very complicated, well, mostly it takes time…
    Is it that you are very satisfied with your Fuji? For I am hesitant to buy, but in fact I feel that most of your photos here are taken with your Canon…
    And Vsco, each filter costs 119$?!? It seems crazy, especially since it seems to me we can find plenty of free on net non filters?
    Merci pour cet article, I remained in post to your treatment with Toy Camera analogcolor (it at least it's not complicated!).

    • 7 July 2015 at 19:01

      I used free filters for a long time but honestly they are not crazy. So I do a lot of post-processing the cam vsco filters were an investment that seemed necessary because they make me huge time ;)

      I am still super happy with my fuji I take when I did not feel like lugging the big gun, eg vacationing.

  14. 6 July 2015 at 19:23

    Ah, I forgot, I have a question. Is it that once you have finished processing the photo, you recorded in JPEG or it is better that it remains RAW? If it is the case, suddenly, requires a lot of space on his computer not? I feelers, whether it's worth me to put me in this learning…

    • 7 July 2015 at 18:59

      The raw size you really see it as a negative, I always preserves, but after my photos to share by email or on this blog I always exporting to jpeg. To store everything I have big external hard drives.

  15. 6 July 2015 at 23:06

    It's true what you say ! When I take a look at my old photos, I really struggle to understand why making this kind of treatment…
    But as you say, in some time when I look at the pictures I'm doing right now, I'll probably disgusted ! ^^
    Bye !

  16. 7 July 2015 at 10:57

    I fly over the pictures but nothing happens ? How is it to see the before / after please ? Merci ! :)

    • 7 July 2015 at 18:58

      It's hard to answer you, it can come from your internet connection (a bit slow) or your browser…

  17. 7 July 2015 at 12:22

    I would love to learn to do that ! But we must be clear : it takes a time of crazy that I'm not ready to move yet.
    It's very nice to see new treatments your photos (I am a big fan of before / after all kinds !)
    I love what you do today : light colors, bright, brilliant ♥

  18. 7 July 2015 at 12:53

    Great article that reveals beautiful photography !

  19. 7 July 2015 at 17:31

    Post super intéressant :) But me what interests me most, is to know what purpose you work with your photos, you can learn more ? :)

  20. 7 July 2015 at 19:37

    Personally I like both styles postprocessing ! As against the giraffe I much prefer the old, there to blow the photo seems cramée, I find the giraffe “supernatural” (completely alien kind, a little kitsch) and the effect does not mention me at all the African savannah, (however crushed by the heat and light too) which I think is a shame for a photo safari. This is not the picture is lousy, but actually, she tells anything else with this postprocessing ;) Question sensitivity !
    I never post my pictures deals, I find it beautiful in others, but on my photos, I feel “cheat” (this is not the right term, but it is the idea), it's silly but suddenly it blocks me… (and I did not really want to buy software, aussi, I confess !)
    In any case your photos are always so beautiful and poetic, even without the vintage look that you previously affectionnais ! :)

    • 7 July 2015 at 19:52

      You know postprocessing is really not cheating, au contraire, this is about making choices for you. Otherwise if you keep them as jpeg out of your camera, you let the manufacturer to make these choices in your place and it's a shame…

      The picture is not the transcription of reality, simply to frame it is already to choose an angle from which we want to look ;)

      • 9 July 2015 at 11:24

        The same, for the giraffe does not work… The contrast can be nice in some photos, but on others it loses much detail it's a shame !

  21. 7 July 2015 at 20:46

    Great job and as you say it is also a taste of the first issue are much better with this new treatment but not the giraffe, I think it was better before because information surrounding it are beautiful and I find it so much more beautiful in its natural environment rather than all this light-drenched, I think there is a real loss of detail and color in the image of the giraffe itself. Again it is a matter of taste and then also when I go to Kenya this is how I see the giraffes.
    Good luck and congratulations to you.

  22. 8 July 2015 at 0:26

    I'm in the experimental / learning picture level ! I have not a entry level Nikon DSLR I'm trying to improve with failing to invest goals I have something else. Sometimes I can stuff a lot, must say !
    In terms of treatment, I am fairly light because, when I am no longer that becomes exaggerated.
    I try to understand the principles of the digital camera and as soon as I could and especially that I will feel confident I will go to a pro case.

    Would you have a tip to edit a series of photos (admit for a look) in a rather homogeneous ? You note the rules somewhere ? I struggle with it myself.

    Kisses ♥

    • 8 July 2015 at 11:47

      It's simple as you lightroom “copy” postprocessing of a photo and you “groups” another ;)

  23. 10 July 2015 at 9:45

    Thank you for this super interesting post.
    Before postprocessing swelled me. I loved taking pictures and my boyfriend took care of the rest, I said if the result pleased me or not!
    Then, for our 10 years of love we got offered a Canon 7D with Zoom 70/200 f2.8 stabilized and it has changed our lives.
    With this racing machine, I really took great pictures and it made me want to get into post-processing. Lightroom I took a course that helped me a lot, This is a great tool. Depuis, I manage my photos from A to Z and it's a real satisfaction.
    In the meantime, we created our small business. We started at the photo studio to shoot our products ourselves and suddenly, I also put in Photoshop. Comme quoi, we evolve…
    I read a lot of tips from the pros photographers and I troll on forums, it helps a lot. Before I tended to overexpose my photos, Now I am much more savvy and work more finely. As you say, it takes time and you have to make mistakes to improve.
    Very good luck and continues to flood us with beautiful images.

  24. 22 July 2015 at 13:23


    Article indeed very interesting. Being completely, but then completely null photo (I want to improve soft), I would find a nice little article about the settings you change on a photo (where for example they would see the evolution of a photo to each setting). Unless it's top secret, or too complicated / long / boring, but it was an idea as another.

    Anyway your photos always make me dream, I still find very “fresh” (I have no better word !).

    Bonne continuation, thank you and show behind the scenes for some time (eg. Article on how to be nice on photos), it's great I find interesting.

  25. 27 July 2015 at 16:59

    Hello !
    Thank you for your very interesting article. I recently downloaded the free presets VSCO. I found the cool. More, a pity I can not find all presets that I could find on the app. This is probably to push buy. I might be willing to buy a preset but given the extent of the choice. I do not know how to choose. You, eg you bought which presets ?
    And if you speak a manual VSCO, where it is found ?

    Good luck and I love the way your work.

  26. 12 January 2016 at 17:21

    Your photos are really beautiful !
    Je me demandais, I also have a canon DSLR and I am looking for a super goal, can you tell me what is or what are yours ?
    Thank you in advance :)

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