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Topic: Probably best for parents

I try, most years, to put together a 'best of my kids' show...I'm a little late with 2009 - the photos and audio have been sitting around for months, and I finally put it all together.

I'm slightly biased of course, but my kids can be pretty entertaining....

http://willyurman.com/wordpress/?p=294

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Re: Probably best for parents

I loved the idea of putting the kids to describe what's happening, very well resolved.

I had a couple of problems there: 1) the fullscreen button doesn't work; 2) IE 7.0.xx is not rendering the page's stylesheet. Well, for half a second it does but then just degrades to a page without any layout. It works well on Firefox though (the CSS, not the fullscreen).

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thanks. I've used that technique - people talking about the photos a few different ways. It's a nice method of connecting visuals with the audio.

Probably my fault about the full screen - I'm guessing since it's embedded in WP the full screen doesn't work...I should take that out. (In fact I'll do it right now).

Not sure about IE7 - but I figure if I wait long enough it will be gone smile

thanks again,
will

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That was fun to watch!

I'm constantly amazed at your photo toning. So sharp and crisp with great dynamic range.

What's your secret?

Jim Neiss

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Hey Jim,
Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.

As far as toning goes...
1. I shoot RAW files almost all the time.
2. I have a couple of Photoshop techniques I use.
     If you google 'local contrast' the first few hits should explain one method I use. It does a nice job of adding some pop to the images without destroying the highlights or shadows. I apply it after I've sized them for the web - and I play with the numbers a bit depending on the image.

hope that helps.

will

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Really nice Will. I think I will have to try something similar. However, I don't have such great pix of my kids!

the DOF is superb in many of the pix.

thanks for sharing.

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Really nice Will. I think I will have to try something similar. However, I don't have such great pix of my kids!

the DOF is superb in many of the pix.

thanks for sharing.

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I'd rather be remembered for more important things but thanks smile