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Cheerleaders
Posted By: paden501, 10-14-2009, 10:30 AM

Just a few cheerleader photos to post today. Highschool football season is ramping back up!







All taken w/ the K10D and Tamron 70-200/2.8 Di LD


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10-14-2009, 10:36 AM   #2
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Nice job on the exposure, what ISO were you using? it must be pretty low. Good detail and no ISO grain at least in the size we are looking at.
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I was using ISO1250 on my K10D. I did a lot of massaging and smart sharpening in PS though to eliminate the noise, and shot in DNG of course.
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You did well for a high ISO set of captures.
These are exemplary of K10D's ability to get reasonable detail at this ISO.
#2 is a beauty!
Well done Matt.

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Thanks for the kind comments.

The pictures come off of the camera rather dull, but I cut out the subject(s) with magnetic lasso and use high pass filter and unsharp mask to sharpen them, then I adjust the color cast of the background and the subjects seperately to enhance the color and contrast (the on-camera white balance just never quite seems to get it 'right').

With ISO over 800 on the K10D, you pick up a lot of noise, especially in the under exposed regions of the photos.... so I usually contrast the image a bit to try to lose some of the dark area noise by clipping it black... from there you just have to be careful not to go overboard w/ sharpening.

Here's a blow-up of #2... still not full size, but as large as flickr will allow me to post.



You can see there's a bit of motion blur in this one as well, 1/125s for this shot was just not quite enough.
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