The 2018 Puget Sound Regional Photos Page
We Got Another One! (Send Me Some More!)
Only two photos sent to me. We'll have to see for future tournaments if we can arrange for a photo taker so we can get more pictures online. For now I will simply repeat the photo advice I gave on the welcome page:
The Photos Page will depend on people sending me photos taken. Now that everyone's cellphone has a camera, anyone can do this! Here is a good guideline on how to get best results:
- Above the Strike Zone: Try not to include in the frame any part of the body below where the letters would be on a baseball uniform. People want to see faces, not waistlines. If you have people of different heights, you might have to include the tall one's strike zone(s), but make faces your focus.
- Fill the Frame: Don't stand so far back that only 10%-20% of the frame is faces. Move up close and look at your screen as a guide. I will always crop out legs and shoes, and if this leaves an image that is small, the quality will suffer.
- Send the biggest version you can: It's important. firstname.lastname@example.org is the address to send photo files to. Don't send the one that takes up the least bandwidth, it will look blurred on a screen if the resolution is lowered beyond a reasonable level.
- Identify!: I need to know who the people are and what they did. If they won an event, tell me which one and first names from left to right in the photo will suffice (I can get the rest from the data I am sent). I'd also like to credit the photo taker, so tell me who you are as well.
- Watch the lighting and background: At night, photos taken in the dark may not look too well and require touchup. The playing area is usually best for light. I have taken a lot of photos that seem to have trees coming out of the tops of people's heads, so avoid that if you can. Lynnwood's Convention Centre has some displays of modern art that might look great for lighting but as background they can be rather confusing. Simple is usually best, against a wall inside the playing area, or even in a space in the middle with people milling around a distance away can sometimes work.
- Patience: There's a lot to do at scary hours during a Daily Bulletin week, and it may take a day or two before I can get around to posting photos. Or responding to those who have sent them.
|Wednesday Gold Rush 0-750 Pairs Winners:|
Steve Kasner, Bellevue WA; Benjamin Kelley, Federal Way WA.
|Saturday 0-2000 Bracketed Teams Bracket II winners:|
Mark Boucher, Centennial CO; Steve Gillett, Tacoma WA; Douglas Johnson, Gig Harbor WA; Steve Kasner, Bellevue WA