The second monthly UPES will be help tonight at 6pm at the Draper Pictureline store.
Directions: Exit on 123rd south in Draper …. Go West a little over a block and turn lft (south)
177 W. 123000 S. Draper Utah
Time: 6pm – 7:30
Please sign up on the FLICKR group
- You will be able to keep tabs of all the future showdowns
- See that month’s theme
- And sign up to compete
Last month we had a great showing and we were able to learn a lot to Iron out the wrinkles in the setup of the day.
It should go much more smoothly and faster tonight.
I hope to see you all there
You will be benefited to learn lots of editing techniques by 8-10 photographers as they spend 20-30 minutes editing a set of pictures (everyone gets the same pictures.)
We will then review all of the different versions of each picture and the spectators will vote on their favorites
We will be able to crown the champion and spend a few moments on each winning picture.
Last Month David Daniels took home the “crown” and he’ll be there tonight to defend his title.
We will also ask him to show off some of his editing for a short presentation.
More info about the Event – after the jump
David tells us about his edit on this picture
I edited this photo a bit in lightroom before switching over in photoshop. In lightroom I added some graduated filters that boosted contrast and satruation and brought down the exposure and brightness.
I did something similar on the bottom half of the photo but boosted brightness a bit.
In photoshop I ran a LAB action where i boosted the colors a little bit more – did a little bit of sharpening and then I added a photo filter that had a warm tone and then I masked out the warmth on the top and bottom of the photo.
BELOW – The original (we added a picture that didn’t need a ton of editing to see what they would do anyway)
BELOW – The runner up on this picture
BELOW – Ash Ram took some extra time last month to edit this picture all fancy like
And below we have a less intense edit that got the same amount of votes and took co-winner on this picture
Below is the original.
There were 28 pictures last month because the theme of that months competition needed a bunch.
These two pictures were submitted by myself.
This month the theme is NO Action and NO Presets
So we’ll how the competitors fair this time around… mwahahaha