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My first folly into dance photography - very harsh light in the studio. Would love some feedback guys

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Dance Class
Username:tigertot tigertot
Uploaded:4 Oct 2011 - 10:04 PM
Tags:General, Portraits / people, Sports / action
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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2011 - 10:22 PM

"First folly?" I say -- Wow, if this is how you start, I can't wait to see what you produce as your 100th dance shot.
I was attracted to this even as the small thumbnail version.
Specifically -- your timing is perfect. We see the sole of her left foot before she levels it in preparation to hit the floor and the hair is up to show us her upward momentum.
What struck me was her reflection. It is so detailed I almost thought you Photoshoped it in at first.

Looks like you overcame a difficult lighting situation as well. Nicely done. There is a future in dance photography for you.

-=\Walter

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53534 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
4 Oct 2011 - 11:23 PM

Wow, Love it Smile

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 12:15 AM

Excellent capture, great work on the models part too.............Sandy

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franken
franken e2 Member 113049 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 6:37 AM

Really excellent!


Ken

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reaper4252
5 Oct 2011 - 7:17 AM

This is great. For a first effort I would be very pleasedGrin
My only very minor niggle is the few distractions in the background of the mirror
Very difficult to avoid I know in the restricted space, or quite a lot of cloning in photoshop!!!!Sad
Just my observation but certainly a very good shot full of action and detail

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Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41177 forum posts United Kingdom196 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 10:11 AM

Good idea, well executed. I think it would work better if there was more mirror and less surrounds. Maybe get the dancer closer to the mirror, shoot from slightly higher and crop the green thing and the ceiling out. It's a good dynamic angle, but there are too many distractions.

Nick

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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 10:13 AM

I can imagine the lighting is a nightmare but you have done well here. Good sense of movement and exposure is also good. Nice idea with the mirror. It's a pity about the ceiling being so low - nothing you can do about it obviously. but it detracts from the mood, if you know what I mean.

Best wishes

Catherine

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tigertot
tigertot  1136 forum posts England
5 Oct 2011 - 12:04 PM

Thanks for all the feedback - very helpful. The room is a sports centre gym so there are lots of background distractions unfortunately. Might see if I can get a higher vantage point to shoot from to cut down on the ceiling. I shot these for a friend who is starting a dance class and she loved them, would like to be able to keep her website updated with improved shots. Was a little unsure about her hair but guess it does add to the movement.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2796 Constructive Critique Points
5 Oct 2011 - 4:22 PM

A great shot Lesley, and well worth spending time on a mod, - Ive loaded an example.


Dont forget to provide the shot details (exif data) with the shots for critique, - it helps us with feedback.


Regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 5 Oct 2011 - 4:23 PM

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tigertot
tigertot  1136 forum posts England
7 Oct 2011 - 10:31 PM

Thanks Willie - certainly helps to remove some of the background distractions.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 2:09 PM

Very good action shot Lesley, difficult to do I know but I would have tried to remove the bars under the lady's left leg in addition to what Wil has done in the mod, a bit fiddly to do though,
Geoff.

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