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Friday Night Boxing

Postby Bobby Deal » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:23 pm

Friday Night Boxing at the Orleans Casino Hotel Las Vegas, Nov 21, 2014 bouts presented by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing and Platinum Events and sponsored by Rival Boxing.

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[youtube]OJMR960Onig[/youtube]
To see the whole fight in microcosm of photos check the slide show video at the link below.

This slide show http://youtu.be/OJMR960Onig was put together quickly in Lightroom just to see if the function worked. Overall I think it is one of the more impressive features of Lightroom. I did not pout a bunch of fancy transitions in as for the sake of the action the fast hard cut from image to image seems to me to work best. Now to see if posting it here actually works.
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Re: Friday Night Boxing

Postby Onslow » Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:29 am

Bobby Deal wrote:Friday Night Boxing at the Orleans Casino Hotel Las Vegas, Nov 21, 2014 bouts presented by Roy Jones Jr. Boxing and Platinum Events and sponsored by Rival Boxing.

[youtube]<iframe width="853" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/OJMR960Onig" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>[/youtube]
To see the whole fight in microcosm of photos check the slide show video at the link below.

(**Edit**) looks like I need to dig around the back end and find some settings to allow video embedding(**Edit**)


This slide show http://youtu.be/OJMR960Onig was put together quickly in Lightroom just to see if the function worked. Overall I think it is one of the more impressive features of Lightroom. I did not pout a bunch of fancy transitions in as for the sake of the action the fast hard cut from image to image seems to me to work best. Now to see if posting it here actually works.


Yep, the posting works. It took me out to youtube to watch. I didn't realise it was in the same window so when it finished, I shut the window. Bugger, had to load the site again. Apart from that, it looked good.
I could not get used to the ways of LR. It did not make sense to me the interface. However, once I got my printers, I very quickly realised printing in PhotoShop was a pain in the arse. I had seen some convincing arguments as to why I should make the shift from Bridge and PS to LR and PS. This was due to the library and keywords, metadata handling and the print module.
I took the plunge and I must say it took me three weeks of intensive playing, reading and setting LR up before I was happy. However, It is now my processor of choice. Never used the slideshow function so it's interesting to see this use. :)
Well done.

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Re: Friday Night Boxing

Postby Bobby Deal » Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:56 am

Thanks Onslow, for people photos Lightroom is seriosly incapable of the retouching workflow I require. I simply can not do what I do without layers.

For the sports stuff and batch processing it is useful. The you tube link should actually embed the player in the post but there is a bug in the current code somewhere I need to work out.

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Re: Friday Night Boxing

Postby Onslow » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:52 am

Bobby Deal wrote:Thanks Onslow, for people photos Lightroom is seriosly incapable of the retouching workflow I require. I simply can not do what I do without layers.

For the sports stuff and batch processing it is useful. The you tube link should actually embed the player in the post but there is a bug in the current code somewhere I need to work out.

I understand what you mean re the layers etc. I use LR as the base processor for my WB, Camera Profiles, Sharpening and Luminance/Colour noise reduction routines, Tone Curves and the base exposure adjustments only for portraits. Once that's done which realistically is extremely quick due to the settings I get automatically applied, I then send the image to PS for the actual retouching.
That then is where my adjustment layers, masks etc all come into play.

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Re: Friday Night Boxing

Postby Bobby Deal » Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:54 pm

Onslow wrote:
Bobby Deal wrote:Thanks Onslow, for people photos Lightroom is seriosly incapable of the retouching workflow I require. I simply can not do what I do without layers.

For the sports stuff and batch processing it is useful. The you tube link should actually embed the player in the post but there is a bug in the current code somewhere I need to work out.

I understand what you mean re the layers etc. I use LR as the base processor for my WB, Camera Profiles, Sharpening and Luminance/Colour noise reduction routines, Tone Curves and the base exposure adjustments only for portraits. Once that's done which realistically is extremely quick due to the settings I get automatically applied, I then send the image to PS for the actual retouching.
That then is where my adjustment layers, masks etc all come into play.



I find I have all those same tools in Adobe Camera Raw and then some so why open the images in one program only to have to export it to another when I can do it all right inside Photoshop

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Re: Friday Night Boxing

Postby cyclohexane » Sun May 10, 2015 4:11 pm

Finally getting around to looking at everything... Not a bad place to start here at the bottom of the sports section.

Looking good. I really like that last one; really nailed the peak action in that frame. I wonder what it would look like if you cropped it super tight horizontally.

In regard to Lightroom, I think the idea of Lightroom is that it is an all-in-one Digital Asset Management solution, with built-in printing and web features, and some basic editing capabilities thrown in; unfortunately, it's not really that good at any of this things it does, at least for my workflow. Jack of all trees, master of none.

Lightroom is sort of like a fancy slide table and basic color darkroom, whereas Photoshop is like a giant full-featured wet darkroom and a closet full of retouching equipment and all the other toys.
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