#beinspiredby: Straight Out of Camera, Top 5

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Straight out of camera.

I think you will have to go a far way to find a photographer who does not process their images before putting them out there and that is why this week’s #beinspiredby theme was a pretty cool one.  It made you look at your images before you have edited them and by doing so inadvertently made you reassess how you took the image originally.

Like I said in a post last week, processing is vital to get the most out of your images but you still have to try and get as much as possible right in camera.

This week we asked you to post your original images to our Facebook page and then send us the processed version via email.  Looking at how different people approach their processing is always a great way of learning so thanks a lot to everybody who played along this week.

My original thought was to add some comments below each processed image but I think the results speak for themselves.

Here goes with five of our favourite straight out of camera images from this week and then the processed versions of each.

Heinrich Neumeyer

Straight Out of Camera

#beinspiredby: Straight Out of Camera

Processed Image

#beinspiredby: Straight Out of Camera

Heinrich on Facebook

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Margaruitte Heller‎

Straight Out of Camera

#beinspiredby: Straight Out of Camera

Processed Image

#beinspiredby: Straight Out of Camera

Margaruitte on Facebook

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Britt Rövardotter‎

Straight Out of Camera

#beinspiredby: Straight Out of Camera

Processed Image

#beinspiredby: Straight Out of Camera

Britt on Facebook

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Amanda Marais

Straight Out of Camera

#beinspiredby: Straight Out of Camera

Processed Image

#beinspiredby: Straight Out of Camera

Amanda on Facebook

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Richard Steyn

Straight Out of Camera

#beinspiredby: Straight Out of Camera

Processed Image

#beinspiredby: Straight Out of Camera

Richard on Facebook

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For wildlife photography the goal is to produce natural looking images and overall the processing you guys did was pretty solid.  A slight crop, little bit of saturation – or in some cases the total desaturation of an image – and carefully applied sharpness can go a long way in creating striking images.

The trick is always to look at your image, see what it needs, add it in moderation and then ask yourself again what the image needs.  A simple Q&A type approach with yourself is a great way to work through your processing but will share more on that later.

Thanks to everybody who shared their images, both before and after, and make sure to stay tuned to the Wild Eye Facebook page for our next #beinspiredby theme.

Until next time.

Gerry van der Walt 

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