Toehold Develop – The Post-processing Weekly Contest: Oct 14 – 20, 2018
(If you haven’t noticed yet, you can mouse-over the image above and look at the ‘before’ and ‘after’ versions.)
Here’s a fun new contest!
The Toehold Post-processing Contest is here to test your processing skills. Every week, we present you with a raw image shot by one of our ace photographers so that you can show your processing skills by participating, sharing your views and learning from our Mentors at the end of it all.
In the third week of the contest, we present a portrait of a Ladakhi woman shot in Ladakh, Kashmir, by Jayanth Sharma.
“I met this lovely Ladakhi woman in the Lamayuru area in Ladakh, Kashmir, while leading our Photography Tour there. I initiated a conversation with her and a few minutes later, I thought of making this environmental portrait, and she was kind enough to oblige. She was not only friendly but also photogenic, and I made this image using a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.”
We have shared with you a raw file very similar to the photograph in question. For obvious reasons, it is not the exact same photo bearing Jayanth’s copyright watermark, but is from the same series of the landscape images he made in Iceland. You have Jayanth’s permission to download and work on the .NEF raw file to show your processing skills.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Download the raw file by filling the form below
- Refer to the featured image of this post
- Replicate the results or better it using Adobe Lightroom or any other equivalent post-processing software. You can make this image as surrealistic as you wish it to be.
- Post your processed picture on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #ToeholdDevelop and #Ladakh
- Please credit the photographer (this week, it’s Jayanth Sharma)
- Please credit yourself for editing the picture
This week’s Contest is open till 17:00 hrs, 20 October 2018, Saturday.
The best-processed photograph will fetch the photographer a free Canvas Print of 24 X 36 inches width of any of their photographs they want to get printed with the world-class HP Z9 Large Format Printer.
The winner will be announced on or before Tuesday, 23 October 2018.
Participate now and earn yourself a world-class print of your favourite image! Please enter your details below, and we’ll email you the link at which you can download the raw file!
Update: 23 October 2018
The winner of last week’s Toehold Develop Post-Processing Contest is here! This refined rendition of Jayanth’s image is processed by Arjun Guha!
Our Moderators chose this as the winner image because it has been processed subtly to keep the colours as natural as as they can be, without over-saturating any part of the frame. The details of the sky, along with the clouds, are also as clear as they can be.
Congratulations to Mr. Guha! He wins a 36×24-inch print of any of his images, absolutely free!