Commack High School Boys Varsity Volleyball vs. Shoreham - Wading River

Commack High School Boys Varsity Volleyball vs. Shoreham - Wading River

Congratulations to the boys varsity volleyball team on their win over Shoreham. This was the first fall sport I shot this year. I was surprised to see they painted the walls of our north gym yellow again. They had been white for a few years, which was nice for me since it was a bit brighter but, more importantly, caused no color cast.

Brightly colored walls can cause a color cast, primarily when you're shooting without flash, which you should be if you're shooting sports. This can be corrected inside your favorite photo editing program. In Lightroom you can use the saturation and hue adjustments in the HSL panel. This works well but, since the adjustments are global, everything in your photo with that color is affected. It's better to make the adjustment in Photoshop, if you have it, or an editing program that lets you make a selection and use a mask to correct the colors on specific parts of the photos, in this case, the skin tones. For example, in Photoshop just make a selection of only the skin areas then create a hue-saturation adjustment layer to target the selection. In the color dropdown (labeled "Master" in Photoshop) select the color you want to adjust then use the hue or saturation sliders to make the adjustment. That's it.

Have fun.

Commack High School Varsity Field Hockey vs. Patchogue-Medford

Commack High School Varsity Field Hockey vs. Patchogue-Medford