Because of the nature of DKPittsburghSports.com existing on the internet, I do a fair share more 'tinkering' with my processing of photos than I used to working at paper-based outlets.
The reasoning is less about the freedom to work for a computer screen than it is about the restriction of creating for a recycled paper. When shooting for newsprint, the image has to be a bit more flat, unflatteringly oversharpened and it exists in a printed colorspace.
In our case, with most viewers seeing photographs on phone screens, a more contrasted, saturated, 'punchy' image seems to work best in the online colorspace viewable in HTML5 and on an Apple/Samsung/Huawei/etc. device.
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The result ... well, it's consistent from game-to-game ... sometimes. But, it allows me the freedom not to be consistent and to constantly be evolving or generating a better look depending on the opponents' jerseys, the lighting, etc.
Tonight's game is definitely more contrasty and I tried to darken the blacks while maintaining facial integrity. I've been looking a lot at image styles online lately, and processing images in this fashion was something I've been thinking about since I got back from Florida.
Now that I've gotten back to the rink, let's take a look at how it turned out: