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Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Zeeman, Jul 25, 2008.
New Guy with a D40. Please critique my photo.
it needs a bit of post-processing
some sharpening, etc....
maybe a more pleasing crop
the exposure is ok
i think that you did well
any more to show us?
i have worked on it a bit
and will post it here....
i'll remove it, if you'd rather
the things i did:
1. crop to use the RULE OF THIRDS
4. color balance
5. sharpen... USM 80/0.8/3
6. increase color saturation by 8%
once again.... you took a very nice picture
i just helped get more "out" of it
as we like to remind folks around here, TAKING the picture is only HALF the effort in getting it to the final stage
Greg, did you use CS3 to sharpen and increase color sat? Sorry if I was off topic.
i actually used CS2 to do the work
the order actually was (i'm tired, i think i typed it wrong)
shadows and highlights at 15%
color balance adjustment
USM at 80/0.8/3
increase color saturation by 8%
it's a bit too red, the more i look at it
i surely could do more color balancing
this is far from perfect
the crop and the sharpening are the main points here... i think
after a bit more color balance adjustment:
What is cs2 and cs3
Adobe Photoshop CS2 and CS3 . IMO the best friend of any photog. And thank you Greg, just had to be sure it was photoshop you were using.
you are welcome
i still need to upgrade to CS3
but... i'm so "comfortable" with CS2
I know how you feel about upgrading, I went from photoshop 7.0 to CS3 and feel lost... I lost alot of my plug-ins :frown:
This is a good snap shot of a player walking around in the outfield with a bat
Spalding gave you good info on how to improve technical aspect of this shot through post processing
I for one wonder why you choose this Picture for critique in a sports forum--On it's own merits this picture does nothing for me, there is no story!!!
I get no context of a game going on -- There is no action This shot could be taken by Anybody
Show me some slides , some dirt flying, heads butting, bats swinging
Get in the faces of players
There are many members here who shoot Baseball and do it very well- study their work See the action they look for , also study the way they approach non-action shots, Shots that bring emotion and context to the game while not being true action shots
Anyone can push a shutter release - What it comes down to is what is in the frame at that moment in time
I hope this helps
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