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Picture now loaded Baseball Night South Bend

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Zeeman, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. Zeeman

    Zeeman Guest

    New Guy with a D40. Please critique my photo.



    DSC_0014.
     
  2. nice image
    it needs a bit of post-processing
    some sharpening, etc....
    maybe a more pleasing crop
    but....
    the exposure is ok

    i think that you did well
    any more to show us?
     
  3. i have worked on it a bit
    and will post it here....
    i'll remove it, if you'd rather

    338725466_EfyGh-O.
     
  4. 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
     
  5. MFowler

    MFowler

    184
    Apr 18, 2008
    Texas
    Greg, did you use CS3 to sharpen and increase color sat? Sorry if I was off topic.:confused: 
     
  6. 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%
    levels
    contrast
    color balance adjustment
    USM at 80/0.8/3
    crop
    increase color saturation by 8%
     
  7. it's a bit too red, the more i look at it
    i surely could do more color balancing
    this is far from perfect
    but....
    the crop and the sharpening are the main points here... i think
     
  8. after a bit more color balance adjustment:

    338743615_wUhWo-O.
     
  9. Zeeman

    Zeeman Guest

    What is cs2 and cs3
     
  10. MFowler

    MFowler

    184
    Apr 18, 2008
    Texas

    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.
     
  11. you are welcome
    i still need to upgrade to CS3
    but... i'm so "comfortable" with CS2
     
  12. MFowler

    MFowler

    184
    Apr 18, 2008
    Texas
    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:
     
  13. Oldtime

    Oldtime

    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    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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