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Old 03-23-2011, 10:20 AM
stevebakhuis stevebakhuis is offline
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Suitable backgound American footbal endzone

Hey guys I hope someone can help me out. I am trying to retouch the following pictures into a great background, something like you see with tim tadder.
unfortunatly I am not able to find any good pictures online, this is my first time doing this, I usually go out and shoot a background to my taste. Unfortunatly in the netherlands there is not a really nice american footbal field.

So do you have suggestions for a place where I can get great end zone pictures of an american football field at night or do I have to take pictures myself of a field, light, etc or stich different pictures of an online source?

Als if you can see I used different backgrounds after cloning out the football player from the scene. Do you have any recommendations for the next time I do a shoot like this where I know I am going to clone out the person?

Can anyone suggest something or help me out here, thanks before hand. I am also willing to pay a small fee if someone wants to help me out and teach me with this project.

http://stevebakhuis.com/home.php?c=38&s=15 there you can see 2 other pictures I took in a low key setting trying to focus more on the eyes.

Steve Bakhuis
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:50 AM
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Re: Suitable backgound American footbal endzone

take your pick
http://www.google.com/images?client=...=1770&bih=1141
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:03 PM
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Re: Suitable backgound American footbal endzone

Idad thanks but that's the first thing I did and all are bad reloution and the other ones are very expensive.
So I am trying to find other solutions.

Steve
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:58 PM
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Re: Suitable backgound American footbal endzone

I don't know what you consider too expensive, but this might be an option ...
Get on flickr or a similar photo sharing website, search around for something that could work, contact the photographer and see if they would let you use it for a decent price. I'm sure that some hobbyist who take decent photos would be more than happy to let you use a photo a photo on the cheap.
Hope that helps!
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:58 PM
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Re: Suitable backgound American footbal endzone

free stock http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=sea...ball+field&p=1
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Old 03-23-2011, 05:42 PM
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Re: Suitable backgound American footbal endzone

Hey thanks guys I don't know why i didn't think of flick but I thing until now it's my best chance.

Does it matter if I would shoot the player against a white or black background? Or is this just a question of clothes he wares etc.?
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:45 PM
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Re: Suitable backgound American footbal endzone

Just remember all the pics on flicker are copyrighted unless otherwise stated. I would use any of the free stock sites like sxc myself..

If you rimlight the players white or black will work just make sure what they are wearing is nicely contrasted with the background.
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:58 PM
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Re: Suitable backgound American footbal endzone

Thanks for the tips, I will keep the copyright in mind and mail message people to prevent © issues.
I will still try to take my own pictures of a stupid field here to see what works best.
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