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.