BetterPhoto Q&A
Category: New Questions

Photography Question 
Tammy Espino
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2007
 

How to get rid of cages around animals


 
 
I recently shot a photograph of a white tiger. Now it had a cage around it and when I uploaded I played around a little with Adobe 3.1 and had it in my kodak page. Now somehow I got rid of the cage without cloning or doing layers. I didn't pay attention so don't remember what I did! Anyone have any help as to how I might of gotten rid of the cage so easily?


To love this question, log in above
7/21/2007 1:32:46 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
gregorylagrange.org
  Levels or curves. The lion it won't work.


To love this comment, log in above
7/21/2007 6:59:33 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Shoot it right and you won't need to fix it. The way to do this is to get as close to the fence as you possibly can. The best way is to place your lens directly up against the chain links in the fence itself. In the viewfinder, you'll notice the fence magically disappears. It's a depth of field issue.
Take it light.
Mark


To love this comment, log in above
7/21/2007 7:29:09 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
gregorylagrange.org
  Yes, that way too. Make sure the sun isn't shining on the fence. And a long focal length if you can't get up to the fence.
But, he asked about how he did it with photoshop. And you can do it with setting levels. But only with certain conditions when in the photo, the fence isn't defined at all, but shows up as a glared area.
But, the lion picture won't work either way because the lion is too close the fence, and I doubt there was enough room to back up with a long focal length. Plus the background being dark and the fence being light.


To love this comment, log in above
7/21/2007 7:49:28 PM

 
Tammy Espino
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2007
  Thanks all for your answers.


To love this comment, log in above
7/21/2007 9:16:57 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
gregorylagrange.org
  She asked. Sorry 'bout that.


To love this comment, log in above
7/21/2007 9:26:01 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  Oh, I know Greg. I was just trying to help her avoid the problem next time. Course, maybe most people nowadays just spend their time photoshopping everything even if they could have avoided the prblems they're trying to fix by photoshopping in the first place? And now, once again, back to our train problem. . .
M.
========================
I guess photoshopping is the new national time-passer or is it partime pastime?


To love this comment, log in above
7/22/2007 10:44:18 AM

 
Tammy Espino
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2007
  :) Actually If I could of stuck my hands between the cage and the tiger & lions I would of instead of using photo shop! They don't let you get that close to them here. And I did actaully photo shop the cage out in the one photo. I just don't remember what I did as it was late. But thanks again :)


To love this comment, log in above
7/22/2007 2:51:12 PM

 
Log in to respond or ask your own question.