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Old Mar 4, 2007, 2:18 AM   #1
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Portland State U v Montana State U.


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Old Mar 4, 2007, 8:13 AM   #2
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The last shot is really nice. Great expression!

But something looks slightly off in these - the whites are brilliantly white but the darks are a bit too dark. The MSU uniforms just look odd that way with so much stark contrast and having things so dark affects the faces of the black players - you can't make out much detail at all in the faces. So while all the images look very sharp you can't see any facial detail (e.g. - in first shot, you can see detail in the defender's face but not really in the ball handlers)

So, you've got some great timing on these and caught some nice action - you just need a more natural contrast and bring out some better detail in the faces and you'll have some amazing shots
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Old Mar 4, 2007, 1:16 PM   #3
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thanks for the feedback. how can i fix this problem?
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Old Mar 4, 2007, 1:58 PM   #4
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What post processing did you apply?

I'm guessing something to get the whites so bright while leaving the darks so dark.

At this point there are 2 ways to improve the faces - you can either adjust the midtones or use dodging. I did a little of both. I didn't adjust the uniforms because I think that is best corrected in changing whatever adjustments you initially applied (for instance if you did levels and brought both right and left slider in I would say you brought them in too far)

Here is before and after version

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Not perfect and again you can control the amount of lightness, but I think it brings out more detail.


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Old Mar 4, 2007, 7:10 PM   #5
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thanks for the tips!

What I did initialy was just used the auto correction in Photoshop elements...didn't do any dodging...but i will try that
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