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- how do you remove a chain fence from a picture ????????
how do you remove a chain fence from a picture ????????
how do you remove a chain fence from a picture. i went to the zoo today at spokane cat tails zoo. and i saw some bears, lions, and tiger, and i took pictures of them and they were all in there chain fence thing because they are dangerous gigggles so how can i remove the chain fence for a picture??????????
Well if you have the latest version then yes with the new tool that I cant remember the name of. But then it depends on how bad the offending fencing is as well. Im still on CS2 so I would have to use the Clone Tool and would work with the image at 200 or so percent to do it. Doing something like that is tedious and time consuming. What f-stop were you shooting at? You can fade the effect of a fence by getting really close and having the lens wide open, Then the fencing will look more shadow like.
It can be a tough shot to make. What I like to do is focus on manual onto the animal. If the camera is set up well the chain link fence will almost disappear it is so out of focus.
To remove the chainlink afterwards would be very difficult and take a lot of time. I hope someone else has a better idea.
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I'm on CS4, so I don't have experience with content aware fill. The tools I would suggest trying are the clone tool and the healing patch. It depends on where the fence is, but I would imagine it's going to take a while. You can find a lot of tutorials on both of these tools out there.
The best way is to try to solve the problem at the exposure, and try to avoid capturing the fence in the first place. As Chasrich suggested shallow depth of field would be a good place to start. You get a shallow DOF by choosing a small f/# (large aperture). It can even work if the fence is between you and the subject.
Another idea is to accept the fence, and use it in the composition. It's popular to try to make zoo pics not look like they were taken at the zoo. Step outside the box, and let your photos be not only about the animals, but also about their life at the zoo.
Penny, we all knew what you mean by the chain link fence being in the way. All photographers who shoot zoo animals or sports, or anything with a fence in the way, knows exactly what you mean. To take care of the problem, you do what Henry mention when shooting. To clone out the fence, it will take awhile. Heck, I like cloning, especially with CS5, but I will never clone out that much of a fence. Not worth it. I rather go back to the zoo and shoot until I can get the fence to be invisible.
I am so glad that more and more zoos are using "natural" environments with moats and pits to separate the wild animals on one side and the wild animals on the other side.
Shoot, learn and share. It will make you a better photographer.
It makes it so much easier.