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when this game started out i started getting worried that i wasnt going to get any shots because my team was playing hard on the outside which is too far for my 50 but by the end of the game i still managed to get some shots that i liked.

i tried noise reduction for the first time and played with the color a little. color probably didnt come out good but i think i did the noise reduction right, the only thing i changed was luminance and contrast which i increased in lightroom from 0 to around 40 and 50 until it looked better on my screen. i think they turned out better with the noise taken out a little bit. feedback is always welcome

all settings were f2 1/500 ISO 2500 and in camera meter they were almost all at 0 or a little under +1 (was trying that slight overexpose method that was suggested from last time)







thought this one looked cool even though there isnt a whole lot there and you cant see faces

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Damn you, 7D owner. *fist shake*

Looking good though! Some of your best stuff thus far. Question, what 'under exposure' method are you talking about? I always thought you slightly over-expose (or get close to an over exposure) so your histogram is right-based (ETTR)...

Color and contrast look very good, but for some reason the slight under-exposure is peculiar to me... I dont know why, it's not 'bad', but I feel like the pictures would have a little more life to them bumped up a notch.... , I could be wrong (it's happened in the past).
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yea i tried for a slight over expose but my histogram was still steady in the middle. the light meter in my view finder was slightly over 0 but not over 1

got some AMAZING shots tonight that im processing ill share a few once i get them all done.
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i think it could use a little bump in kelvin, looks a bit yellow to me...
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could that be the reflection because the ceiling and walls are kinda yellow. and is that something i should do in camera or can i fix since they are in raw
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you could try to adjust it in camera, so you can save time and not have to worry about the color temp later. but you can always just change it in post.
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