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Old Mar 3, 2006, 5:01 AM   #1
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First time BBall w/ my new Nikon D200 and SB-800 Flash. Critique please..
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Old Mar 3, 2006, 6:02 AM   #2
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Not bad.

Maybe you'd want to be on the other side of that shot, to get their faces in.

Just take lots of shots.

Maybe try bouncing the flash off the ceiling or use a little fill flash.

What lens are you using?
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Old Mar 3, 2006, 10:37 AM   #3
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I used the Sigma 70-200 2.8 lens . My main love is photographing Baseball but since I just got the D-200 I figured I'd give Basketball a try. Baseball does'nt start for another couple weeks
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Old Mar 3, 2006, 11:48 AM   #4
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Hmmm D200, nice toy.

It is worth seeing if you can get on the floor as it will give a better angle and then get as low as possible.

I really find that each time I photograph a new sport it takes a few outings to get the feel of what works best.

One thing you can easily improve is the sharpness. Apply some Un-Sharp mask and you will find the shot looks a lot better. I just ran it quickly and it will really help.

Terry - I think flash might have been used in this, if not there is a very strong shadow from something else.

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Good content but - It's dark, red and not sharp.

I would can the flash and try some avaiable light stuff.

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Old Mar 4, 2006, 3:44 PM   #6
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Nice edit, did you do anything fancy apart from curves, brightness and contrast?
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Old Mar 4, 2006, 6:14 PM   #7
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Africa,

Great job! just what did ya do there? What program do you use? I've seen a couple of edits of your and you do just wonderful work
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Mark & Two

I'm sorry I didn't keep track of what I did so I did it again. One thing I noticed is that my first attempt looks a bit green.

I must say that I think I'm lucky to be able to evaulate color photos fairly well and see a plan of attack to correct them. BUT I'll be the first to admit I won't post those attempts that I miss by a mile or just plane screw up!

I know the first attempt followed the same basic proceedure.

Levels: draw down the white side slide then plus 30 on the midpoint.

Color balance: minus 15 red.

Brightness/contrast: plus 5 brightness, plus 5 contrast.

Unsharp mask: Amount 125, Radius 10, Threshold 1.

Back to the Color balance: minus 5 green.

Saturation: minus 5

Blur tool: at 50% blurred the face (lower right).

Cropped to move the blue/grey line against the wall to a level postition (also the backboard).

Two, all this was done in Photoshop 7 but I know all the controls also are in Elements and most every other photo post-processing software.

Mark, as far as levels go, I don't get it. I look at a chart that has both vertical and horizontal controls that can be tweaked on a diagonal line and my brain turns to mush.

Instead I move between levels and brightness/contrast controls. Sometime soon I'll sit down with a book and figure out levels.

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