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Old Oct 17, 2007, 5:33 PM   #1
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Well, opened up the aperture,tried exposing for facesandcropping a little more. Here are the results. C&C Welcome! Don't be shy, I can take it!

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No.7


No.8 (Slightly mistimed...)


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No.10


No.11


No.12


No.13 (My personalfavorite)


Sorry about the marks guys... I have a small website where parents can view and purchase these photos and instead of re-uploading all of them without watermarks, I thought I would just post them here as is.
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Old Oct 17, 2007, 9:25 PM   #2
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Nice job. The only shot that really doesn't belong is #5. You've cut off important body parts and it's a pretty soft image. #12 is on the line - nice timing but you cut off his arm/glove. What really makes a shot like that is the puff of dust of him catching the ball. If he missed the ball - the shot isn't a keeper. No one wants a shot of their kid missing. Looking at the current shot if I was the parent I'd be wondering - so, did he catch it?

THe others are all pretty good. With the rest though I would say contrast is a bit light - so it makes the images appear a little flatter.

Sharpness is pretty good - but did you apply any USM in post processing? The reason I ask is the focus is there but there isn't a 'pop'. Now some of that pop comes from subject isolation which is tough with a 5.6 lens. But USM goes a long way as well.

Lastly - what about the players in the field? That's half the game.

All in all, definitely an improvement. And that's what it's all about - getting better at our craft. Especially if you're selling your work - you want the customer to get a high quality product. I think you're definitely on the right track.

Good job!
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Old Oct 17, 2007, 10:15 PM   #3
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Thanks John... I haven't used USM, I can't figure out the right settings with it. I either get something that looks just like the original or way oversharpened... what settings of USM do you suggest. Also, I can't remember if I adjusted the contrast on these. Thinking back, I'm not sure that was done yet.

"Thanks for the comments about improving... as far as the field... these little guys don't play the field all that much. Expecially this game... it was apretty boring game, very very one sided, andlots of walks.



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Here's an attempt at PPing that pic... let me know what you think!
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