Kurtis Sutley  

Pow Wow by Kurtis Sutley

April 2021 - Pow Wow

April 2021 - Kurtis Sutley


About the Image(s)

This is an image captured at my first Pow Wow in Miami, Oklahoma. It was shot with a Canon 6D Mk Ii, Tamron SP 70-200mm Di VC USP @ 88 mm, 1/160 sec., f/2.8 and ISO 320. Processed in Lightroom and exported to Topaz Studio 2 to desaturate and add a little grunge. The vignette was also added in Studio. Cropping was done post processing.

4 comments posted

Gabriele Dellanave   Gabriele Dellanave
Good image Kurtis. I like the way you framed the subject against the people-spectators seating in the front row. Unfortunately the image is a bit soft with some areas jut autofocus. I think that the combination shutter-speed and focal f/2.8 is probably not the best, for indoor shooting. I had the same problems when shooting fast moving subject with low light. I put my ISO on auto with a max of 3200/6400 and the chose the shutter speed I like, the camera will chose the f/ number it will best with the speed you set. Try it will work. And do not think that the high ISO will create too much noise. It is an old idea that it does't have anything to do with high ISO. The noise ic created by some different parameters. nd, by the way you can easily control the noise with different post processing apps.   Posted: 04/02/2021 10:51:20

Art Jacoby   Art Jacoby
I think this is a great capture with good post processing that effectively tells the story. I cropped, used Viveza, a vignette and the burn and blur tools to draw mare attention to the subject and his actions.   Posted: 04/07/2021 22:16:39
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Kurtis Sutley   Kurtis Sutley
This image was captured before DeNoise AI. I tended to think of the denoise in Lightroom as a detail killer. DeNoise AI changed that and I regularly shoot at higher ISOs now with the confidence that DeNoise AI will clean it up in post. Thanks to both Art and Gabriele for your suggestions. I like the changes Art made.   Posted: 04/08/2021 07:44:01

Sylvia Bacon   Sylvia Bacon
A great picture Kurtis! To me, there are a lot of good things going on; the man's expression, his movements and the colors in his costume. I also really like the editing changes Art made by isolated the dancer so that he really stands out. Very nice!   Posted: 04/11/2021 12:57:29


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