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Let’s Get Naked Friday | Photos before/after

I love the zoo. Always have. I would say I go to take the kids and have a good time, but really, I go for me, and I go because I love to take animal photos.

Here we have the SOOC of a beautiful tiger. He was in some dappled light that made a little spot light on his face. I tried to expose for the brighter parts of the photo, there are some blown out highlights in the ground. In the first round of corrections I warmed up the WB (Shh. this was back when I shot on auto WB, lol). I lowered the highlights, and added some contrast and matte.

But it wasn’t enough, I wanted to play on the dramatic effect and deepen some of the background to get more focus on the tiger. I hadn’t planned on using this in my PRO application set, but something about it called to me and after I converted it to BW and burned the ground, I really really liked it.

DSC_2543z-2DSC_2543z-350_1zDoes it ruin the photo too much if you find out the tiger was only super serious because he was about to go to the bathroom? I either seem to get that, or they turn around and give me the rear end shot.

Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikon 70-200 2.8 @200mm  SS: 1/640 Aperture: f/2.8 ISO: 320

Let’s Get Naked Friday | This is a series stripping the “clothes” off and exposing my before/after photos. No presets, no fixes, straight up before (SOOC) and after.

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