My brother was in town this last weekend for the University of Washington Husky football game against the Oregon Ducks. As I'm sure most of you know the game didn't turn out as we had hoped but I had a great time with him and my sister-in-law, Summer. While we were sitting up in the stands I was trying to get some shots of Husky stadium and quickly turned to my brother and Summer to get a few quick shots of them. This shot of my brother turned out really well. I shot this with my prime lens, 50mm f/1.8. Prime basically means that there is no zoom on the lens so if you want to change the "zoom" you better get your butt up and move forward or back cause your camera isn't going to do it for you! This tends to present a problem when you're sitting right next to someone in the stands of a football game. Luckily I have a nice sister-in-law that let me lean way back into her to get this shot of my brother.
I also want to show you what the picture looked like straight out of the camera and what it looked like after a few quick edits. I've mentioned this before but I really try to only spend 5-10 minutes editing a picture. The main edit I made in this photo was removing the distracting colors behind Paul. I just used the magnetic lasso tool in Photoshop to trace around Paul's head which was really easy with the solid edge. I really didn't feel like the background added much to the picture and I wanted the attention drawn to Paul. Hope you enjoy! If you like my blog and want to follow it just add to your Google reader or other RSS reader by clicking the "Subsribe in a Reader" on the right. I'd love to hear your comments!
Here is the original straight out of camera:
And here is the final edited shot:
Taken: October 24, 2009
Focal length: 50mm
Shutter speed: 1/160 sec
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