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Jun 03, 2012 22:08 |  #1

Yet you're still not happy with it..?

I've shot a boat load of paintball photos, yet I've never managed to catch one of these.. This is my first one breaking on a players face, and I shot it from a horrible angle :/


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Jun 03, 2012 22:42 |  #2

Nice capture and great timing on the shot.


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Jun 03, 2012 22:55 |  #3

I love it. I would maybe of cropped closer to the subject on the right though.


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Jun 04, 2012 10:40 |  #4

Ouch, that can't be pleasant... good work! :)


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Jun 05, 2012 18:06 |  #5

I think your right... it's a rare moment.. but not the greatest shot. Overall i wouldn't consider it a keeper due to the bad angle, busy background (the OOF gun barrel lines up with the in-focus barrel), slightly soft focus, not shot in portrait...

somebody had to be honest here...


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Jun 05, 2012 18:17 as a reply to  @ NewEnglandPhotographer's post |  #6

This is why we have photoshop. Get creative and work this thing until it is something you're happy with.

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Jun 05, 2012 19:11 |  #7

Hot Bob wrote in post #14536277 (external link)
This is why we have photoshop. Get creative and work this thing until it is something you're happy with.

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I agree. Photoshop can fix anything! :)


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Jun 07, 2012 07:38 |  #8

That is why eyewear is a must during paintballing :)


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Jun 07, 2012 23:34 |  #9

Sick shot, I'd say go a bit tighter also. I don't know if there is a need for extensive Photoshop work, other than a bit of a crop.




  
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Jun 08, 2012 02:38 |  #10

if i did anything to the photo, i'd bring back some details in the blacks and do something to the splatter to make it stand out a bit more.. i have no idea what kind of sports you guys shoot, but i'm not going to spend an hour trying to clone, burn, crop, or what ever other bs to make this image "better". I shot over 2500 pictures at this event and almost 30 GB's of footage. my client (the tournament series) is more than happy with the work i've already done.

appreciate the kind words watkins tac and phased. :D




  
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Jun 08, 2012 09:13 |  #11

skwirnmn wrote in post #14548751 (external link)
if i did anything to the photo, i'd bring back some details in the blacks and do something to the splatter to make it stand out a bit more.. i have no idea what kind of sports you guys shoot, but i'm not going to spend an hour trying to clone, burn, crop, or what ever other bs to make this image "better". I shot over 2500 pictures at this event and almost 30 GB's of footage. my client (the tournament series) is more than happy with the work i've already done.

appreciate the kind words watkins tac and phased. :D

Over 2500 photos at one event and this is the only one out of how many events where you caught the ball splattering in someones face? To me, that makes this special shot worthy of spending some time on. But hey, that's just me.

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Jun 08, 2012 14:19 |  #12

Hot Bob wrote in post #14549752 (external link)
Over 2500 photos at one event and this is the only one out of how many events where you caught the ball splattering in someones face? To me, that makes this special shot worthy of spending some time on. But hey, that's just me.

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One thing about paintball photography it mostly depends on the action, over processing just kills it and I can't see what else could be done other than tweaking the colors and a crop.




  
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Jun 08, 2012 14:27 |  #13

I think a much closer crop would set this photo off




  
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Jun 09, 2012 00:14 |  #14

just like any sport, when delivering photos to a client, they rarely look at the technical aspects of it. that guy in the picture isn't going to use this particular photo for his facebook or order a print of this photo.. this photo is something i put on my personal flickr as part of my portfolio.

photos like these are the ones the players/parents want

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Jun 09, 2012 01:44 |  #15

ewheeler20 wrote in post #14536236 (external link)
I think your right... it's a rare moment.. but not the greatest shot. Overall i wouldn't consider it a keeper due to the bad angle, busy background (the OOF gun barrel lines up with the in-focus barrel), slightly soft focus, not shot in portrait...

somebody had to be honest here...


someone sound like a true pro photog... better start taking notes from this dude....


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