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Old Mar 25, 2007, 2:58 PM   #1
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first let me give huge thanks to mark,

he helped me to understand my camera

much better! and i feel help me to work on

improving way faster then with out his knowlege!

here are a few pics form today!
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the first three i had to crop in ps.

this one i didn't i just resized for the site,

thanks to mark my understanding for

focus has really went up, because now i have

more in focus than not in focus! thank you very much!!
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Old Mar 25, 2007, 5:29 PM   #5
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John,

Much better!!!

2 & 4 are really nice. 1 has a bit too much dead space on the left and 3 has no faces. faces are an integral part - out of 100 shots without faces maybe 1 or 2 is worth keeping.

The only thing I'd mention on 2 & 4 (and the others) is watch your horizon - it's off by a good amount (i.e. the photos are slanted). You can fix this in post processing though.

Great job! A huge improvement over your last shoot - and that's what it's all about, getting better each time.

Keep 'em commin'
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Old Mar 25, 2007, 5:35 PM   #6
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Hey John, looking much better and I'm glad you are happy!!!

Just to add to your shooting technique try to keep the camera aligned to the background which is more difficult than it sounds. As we are shooting we always see the players (in this case) and the background all lined up but don't always take notice of the borders of the viewfinder which means when you bring them up on the PC then the shots are not straight. I often have to slightly straighten my shots but each time I go out I get better and better and keeping everything straight.

Another thing that can make the shots look better after you have straightened as needed is to apply unsharp mask to give extra 'pop'.

I hope that you don't mind but I have done a quick edit on a couple to show how you can easily improve your final results in PP.

Your capture for number 4 is very cool and you should be pleased with getting this. I like the dirt that is kicked up and the interaction between the players whilst being fully focus on the ball.




Edit - John you've done it again, posting while I'm writing my post!!!
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Old Mar 25, 2007, 7:07 PM   #7
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hi johng,

thank you! and i am really excited

about taking pictures, mark's and your advice

really made me feel a little more confident,

i can't thank you guys enough!!!



hi mark,

listen i don't mind you touching up or changing my pics

at all, next sunday these guys will be playing again

so i am going to be more prepared and write down my settings,

and work on all the tips you have given me! and again! thank you!
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Good advice Mark


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Hey John, looking much better and I'm glad you are happy!!!

Just to add to your shooting technique try to keep the camera aligned to the background which is more difficult than it sounds. As we are shooting we always see the players (in this case) and the background all lined up but don't always take notice of the borders of the viewfinder which means when you bring them up on the PC then the shots are not straight. I often have to slightly straighten my shots but each time I go out I get better and better and keeping everything straight.

Another thing that can make the shots look better after you have straightened as needed is to apply unsharp mask to give extra 'pop'.

I hope that you don't mind but I have done a quick edit on a couple to show how you can easily improve your final results in PP.

Your capture for number 4 is very cool and you should be pleased with getting this. I like the dirt that is kicked up and the interaction between the players whilst being fully focus on the ball.




Edit - John you've done it again, posting while I'm writing my post!!!
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