too much postprocessing for sports?

Registered: Jul 16, 2012
Total Posts: 109
Country: United States

My sports photos in pure digital form were a little "meh" in color so I played around with Lightroom settings to try to get a more filmy or kodachrome look. I don't know if the colours in these photos are too extreme though. They also seem to clash with my other photos if I present them as part of a portfolio...

Bob Jarman
Registered: Feb 04, 2007
Total Posts: 7666
Country: United States

For me the action shots are OK, however the skins tones on the cheerleaders seem over the top.


ben egbert
Registered: Jan 31, 2005
Total Posts: 12046
Country: United States

I don't have a clue how you guys see color so well. But why not take a shot at a color checker for reference.

And why Kodachrome? I always thought it was more of a landscape film.

All the colors look fine to me which is not saying much.

Mister Bean
Registered: Jan 30, 2007
Total Posts: 602
Country: United States

I don't think the colors are too extreme. I like them quite a bit. Well done.

Registered: Aug 22, 2011
Total Posts: 557
Country: United States

I remember Kodachrome to be a bit more gentle on skin tones. The green channel looks ok, but I don't think I am a fan or orange people. The action shots are good.