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Pic of the week - June last week

Published by makka under on 4:15 PM
Hi All,

Here Goes Pic-O-Week ,june last week,

Place : Snke trip near pondy
Photographer : John
Home page : http://www.flickr.com/photos/solitude-images/

Bhagath makka

Sun Shine..

Published by makka under on 4:05 PM
Hi All,

This  is a photo taken during our last photo trip (Kadampakkam)

Processing:PS Artistic render ,Saturation & vibrancy , graduated filter and finally a heavy denoising.


Picture of the week - June last week

Published by makka under on 2:32 AM

Exxxtream photography !!!


Perspective: Before and After

Published by தம்பி... under , , , on 8:09 PM
Place: Pattukkottai, Komala vilas Thirumana Mandapam, Dining Hall. Got a chance to see the ceiling of the Dining Hall.





1. Rotate the picture
2. Change into black and white effect
3. Bring up the brightness and contrast

Photo of the week-June second week

Published by makka under on 10:07 AM

Hi photographers,

This Week's photo of the week is out..

place             : Mahabalipuram
Photographer : Samyak (aka) SAM
Home Page     : http://www.flickr.com/photos/samyak

Bhagath makka

Making dull photo to Dramatic one!!

Published by makka under on 3:53 PM

Hi CTCians.

We are starting a tips/tricks tutorials from this week,

Here Goes My first tutorial:Making dull photo to Dramatic one.( a must need for trek photos,group photos)

I Believe you all ware of ACR(adobe camera RAW)

The Original photo:

Output Image:


1.Load the JPEG/RAW photo into ACR.
2.Increase exposure a little bit (if needed increase the recovery also)
3.Add fill light to increase overall light in photo
4.Here come the fun: Add/Increase Blacks to make the shot as u like.(Important step)
5.Add a bit clarity
6.Add vibrancy upto MAx 40%
7.Don't play with saturation ,It will spoil the naturallity of the photo.
8.Review the final o/p in preview .and open it in PS. Do a smart crop ,add a frame for adding depth to the photo

You are done.Compare the o/p with original ..U will appreciate yourself..I am not kidding ;-))

Note:Thanks karthick makka for the original photo.form Bodi0munnar trek.

As this our first post in this series ,I appreciate  give your comments and feedback

May suggest next technique /tutorial also 
bhagath makka
my Flickr

D300 ,D40 ,50 mm ,18-55 ,55-200 mm VR 70-300 SB900,SB600,SB400,

Orinally posted in DPS:http://digital-photography-school.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63130

Next Assignment :10-24 June (Black and white)

Published by makka under on 11:27 PM

Hi All,

This month's Photography assignment start here.

Theme: Black and white (it's broad enough from people..kids..nature ...Wild...Mood...concept)
Starting date  : 10th June
Ending Date    : 24th June
URL               : http://www.flickr.com/groups/ctcstudio/discuss/72157619499798098

Let's rock the street by our Black and white.

I am also planning for short tutorials B&W conversion, creative techniques in B&W with gimp/PS.

I will send you a preference sheet for this late tonight.

Any suggestions..tutorials are welcome from you.

Let's learn together and Enjoy together.
Cheers ,

Photo of the week-June First week

Published by makka under on 2:27 AM
Hi photographers,

This Week's photo of the week is out..

Place        : Nagalapuram (CTC's Hometown)
Photographer : Vikram (The candid king)

Bhagath makka

Assignment Winner-Wheelz

Published by makka under on 4:32 AM
Hi All,

"Wheels- wheels of progress, wheels of fortune-anything that's round and circular"

First Entry:
நட்பு - F.R.I.E.N.D.S
நட்பு - F.R.I.E.N.D.S
Natural and conceptually optimistic and contains the wheels as per theme.-It really show is wheels of progress.
B/W added a more aesthetics the this picture.

Second Entry:

A mystical Wheel , Any one will think"What it is...Nice capture and patterns

With this we closeing Assignmnet:Wheelz.

Next Assignment will be announced shortly

Bhagath makka

My favorite Falls Ever

Published by makka under on 4:03 AM
Hi  All,
This shot taken During our V4 exploration.
This my favorite Falls Ever.It's so Gorgeous and lovely .
Our first encounter with this Falls is dramatic..is Still in my(May be peter ,guru,karthick also) heart .

Juz feel it ...the beautiful product of our Nature.

[Angel Falls]