agrandexpression wrote in post #18021371
I hear ya, but USL requirements for game photography don't allow for alot of time post-production. Honestly, most of the time if feels like it's barely enough time to download photos...cull...quick crop and exposure adjustment...and upload them to the photo repository. It might seem that minor adjustments shouldn't be a big deal, but they do add up...and add up quick when the clock is ticking. This is for both halftime and fulltime.
Again, I'm sure the seasoned vets get through the process much quicker than me...it's been hard for me to turn off the mentality of "ok, that might be useful as a b&w...that one isn't exactly composed as I like, but if i crop it better it could still be salvageable" to a straightforward "yes/no". The experience so far has helped me cull my non-sport sessions quicker...but I still could be faster on gameday.
We've been wanting to take the laptops with us while on the field and downloading cards during the game while shooting with other cards, but nearly every home game so far has either rained or threatened rain...so that route is eliminated.
I agree, luckily that i don't work for press, and i try if i shoot for any authority or organisation or whomever so i shoot with RAW+JPEG with dual cards with individual format in each card, and sure i try to have the settings right, actually even with what i talked about above for PP i still try to get the shots right or proper as possible, because i don't like to spend long time in pp, i do minor pp, and i know what kind of adjustments or workflow i do so i can work quick, the only wasting time for me is about choosing the best shots out of many which means i have to look at each photo or zoom in the file browser and try to see which is getting my vote then move/transfer them to a new separate folder without deleting them from original folder and work only on those selected ones.
Also, members posting here means they have the photos and they have time to edit/pp them, if it is for press i know there is no time much left until you submit them during the game and after the game, but when i go back home and i have the photos and time to edit it, then this is what i talk about that i always pp them before i post them here.