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    Soooooo?

    Anything glaring or not so glaring that needs to be addressed as far as post processing goes.
    I did a little increase in exposure, warmed it slightly, mild noise reduction and sharpening, slightly brought up blacks, small increase in saturation.

    Looks ok? Overthinking it?

    Thanks


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      Re: Soooooo?

      Post processing looks great. However, it appears, to my tired old eyes and monitor, that you may have missed the focus a bit. The clock on the backdrop looks very sharp, but the dancers seem slightly soft. Of course, this might the effect you wanted. If not, perhaps you might need to fine tune the AF for this lens on your camera as it might be back focusing a bit.
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      Re: Soooooo?

      Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
      Post processing looks great. However, it appears, to my tired old eyes and monitor, that you may have missed the focus a bit. The clock on the backdrop looks very sharp, but the dancers seem slightly soft. Of course, this might the effect you wanted. If not, perhaps you might need to fine tune the AF for this lens on your camera as it might be back focusing a bit.
      Thanks for pointing that out. I have been having focusing issues, and I made some changes in my AF settings. Very possible that I focused in the wrong area or who knows. I will take a closer look at it. I thought I was losing my mind with regards to focusing since I got this camera. I need to test the lenses.
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      Re: Soooooo?

      i clicked on the shot to make it larger, i agree with brent, faces are off.

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      Re: Soooooo?

      Quote Originally Posted by nikonpup View Post
      i clicked on the shot to make it larger, i agree with brent, faces are off.
      Thank you.
      I thought things were looking soft when I enlarged it, but I wasn't sure if it was just because I was so far away. Thanks again.
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      Re: Soooooo?

      @Bikerbrent

      I went back and looked at my focus points. When I first started shooting, I had my camera on group focus and 3 of 4 focus points were on the background. I had been messing around with the settings. The ones where I switched to single focus look better, but I still think I still need some correction on the AF.

      I have never used group focus before, so I don't know much about it and how it works. However, if most of the focus is behind the subject, then I guess I have my answer. DOH!
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      Re: Soooooo?

      There's a lot to cover, depth-of-field wise, in that photo, if the focus was on the backdrop. I assumed that the distance to the backdrop was 25 feet and this was the point of focus. In this case, the DOF would have been from about 15-16 from the camera to about 60-70 feet from the camera. Anything more than about ten feet in front of the background is going to be soft, if not out of focus altogether. You easily could have had more in focus if you had focused upon the foreground subjects instead of the backdrop.

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      Re: Soooooo?

      The dancer on the far right looks like she has two heads. haha
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      Re: Soooooo?

      Yes, it does look like the faces aren't in focus.

      What's the theme of the dancers, steampunk?
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      Re: Soooooo?

      Quote Originally Posted by Whiskeyman View Post
      There's a lot to cover, depth-of-field wise, in that photo, if the focus was on the backdrop. I assumed that the distance to the backdrop was 25 feet and this was the point of focus. In this case, the DOF would have been from about 15-16 from the camera to about 60-70 feet from the camera. Anything more than about ten feet in front of the background is going to be soft, if not out of focus altogether. You easily could have had more in focus if you had focused upon the foreground subjects instead of the backdrop.

      WM
      I agree. My intention was to focus on the dancers, but I just did it wrong. I think I just was trying to focus on the dancer and missed due to the group being on. I switched after I realized what was happening. I never have done this type of imaging before, so I have a lot to learn. I had forgotten I had that group focus on until I went back and looked at it.

      Thanks for the detailed explanation. That type of information helps me.
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