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    Re: Hockey Shot

    Quote Originally Posted by carguy View Post
    It appears this was shot in RAW by the .NEF in your dropbox link. The image does look a bit dark.
    Can you share the camera, lens an EXIF details?

    Personally, I'd brighten it up using the Exposure slider in LR.
    I'd add a bit of Vibrance and play with the white balance as well.

    Composition: I'd have left a little room in front of the player and try to not cut off key elements like the puck. Looks like a great start however, how long have you been shooting hockey?
    Cannot confirm EXIF data on image from my phone using tapatalk so will post when I get home.

    Lens was Nikon 70-200 2.8

    This was my first time trying to shoot a hockey game.

    I took photos at another game last night (older kids and a faster paced game, but more predictable) I will post some of my shots from that game tonight in the hockey thread.

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                          • #12
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                            Re: Hockey Shot

                            The EXIF from the RAW file was ISO 5000, Camera D3s, f2.8, shutter 1/1000, focal length 160mm, +.33 exposure compensation, and lens 70-200 2.8.
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                            Re: Hockey Shot

                            If your version of lightroom has automask ,, my idea for you to try is.. First , i would tweak up the clarity slider,,
                            Since the ice is whiter than the subject I would automask the kid, and tint the ice a tiny bit bluer and darker , so the kid stands out, or at least isnt darker.
                            I'd want the ice to look clean and a bit dimmer , not gray or funky blue.
                            Then compensate for the fact that the shirt looks a bit blue to begin with by reducing the saturation of the blue on just the kid and raising his brightness a tad overall.
                            I'm suggesting merely an approach , its for you to try to make it work , if you think its a good plan.,, but I use photoshop for masking.
                            But I dont like that the puck is cut off because the action and the kids attention focus on it, and if I couldn't figure a way to fix that , I'd pick a different photo.

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                            Re: Hockey Shot

                            Quote Originally Posted by Blade Canyon View Post
                            The EXIF from the RAW file was ISO 5000, Camera D3s, f2.8, shutter 1/1000, focal length 160mm, +.33 exposure compensation, and lens 70-200 2.8.
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                            Quote Originally Posted by Stoshowicz View Post
                            If your version of lightroom has automask ,, my idea for you to try is.. First , i would tweak up the clarity slider,,
                            Since the ice is whiter than the subject I would automask the kid, and tint the ice a tiny bit bluer and darker , so the kid stands out, or at least isnt darker.
                            I'd want the ice to look clean and a bit dimmer , not gray or funky blue.
                            Then compensate for the fact that the shirt looks a bit blue to begin with by reducing the saturation of the blue on just the kid and raising his brightness a tad overall.
                            I'm suggesting merely an approach , its for you to try to make it work , if you think its a good plan.,, but I use photoshop for masking.
                            But I dont like that the puck is cut off because the action and the kids attention focus on it, and if I couldn't figure a way to fix that , I'd pick a different photo.
                            I do agree the puck being cut off isn't good. Haven't had lens long and am still getting used to zooming in and out. I believe this one was taken from the stands, so I had to be zoomed in a bit to be able to not focus on the netting or pickup boards/glass in shot.

                            I will see if my Lightroom version has masking, or will use photoshop like you did to try the feature. I used this photo as an example as it just didn't seem to come out like the rest, and wanted to know "If this was a game winning shot...could I fix it "
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                            Re: Hockey Shot

                            You certainly could, in my opinion, fix it up nice , If it was a special image for me , I would use photoshop to increase the canvas size , giving space beneath the puck , then extend the ice using the healing brushes, and paint in the clipped piece of puck. It might take a few tries to get it right. ...Heck, I might even use the gaussian blur to smudge the stuff farther back a tiny bit more, and maybe even use the--- render / lighting effects / spotlight-- trick to highlight the boy yet again!
                            Finally , I would add a dark but not black frame by extending the canvas again evenly all around , which will separate the ice from the ultra-bright white of this kind of background , so that it doesn't look dim relatively speaking , either.
                            The masking thing though , is super useful for me ,,, birds on the water, or in the sky , can look relatively dark even when sufficiently lit, so even a subtle adjustment for this issue helps a great deal.
                            Always use your best shots , but , always give greatest time and importance to the things and people that are important to you
                            ( Oh, and if it was My boy , I would certainly put his name and the date and score on the frame )
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