Commack High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Lindenhurst

Commack High School Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Lindenhurst

Caught the Commack boys lacrosse team in an exciting game with Lindenhurst on Thursday. Another chilly one.

More gray skies but at least it wasn’t raining and not much of a breeze, so that was good too. For days like this the light is flat and soft and, rather than remove contrast as I’d do for sunlit photos, I find I need to add contrast. For the most part I usually do this through a combination of a higher contrast film simulation and the curves adjustment Capture One. If your editor doesn’t have a curves tool it usually has a contrast slider you can adjust.

Another tool I almost always use for sports where helmets are worn, like lacrosse and football, is the shadows slider. I use this to lighten the shadows caused by the helmet on the athlete’s face.

Finally, I try to reduce the blown out yellows in Commack’s neon-yellow jerseys. To do this, rather than reduce the saturation, which would just move the yellows to white, I’ll lower the lightness slider. This works to a point depending upon how blown out they are.

That’s it for this post. Have fun.

Evening at the Oasis Dance Fundraiser

Evening at the Oasis Dance Fundraiser

Commack High School Girls Varsity Track vs. Ward Melville

Commack High School Girls Varsity Track vs. Ward Melville