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Old Feb 13, 2007, 12:10 AM   #1
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Dance photos from last Night New Lens 85mm F 1.8

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Old Feb 13, 2007, 7:23 AM   #9
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Greetings. Nice to see something different!

Well, I don't have an exif viewer here at work so I can't see what the settings were, so I'll just give some general feedback.

#1 - reasonably sharp and good exposure. But the framing doesn't work for me - too much dead space behind him and too tightly cropped from below (i.e. part of the arm cut off)

#2 - same as #1 - sharpness and exposure look decent but again, the framing doesn't work for me. A LOT of dead space and having half an arm of her partner in the frame just looks akward. I think a vertical crop might work better - if horizontal I would prefer the partner to be in the frame.

#3 - underexposed and the back of the other dancer in the front right of the frame really ruins the shot IMO

#4 - potential for the best shot in the series. Exposure and sharpness are great and it's interesting. But a vertical crop would work much better - by shooting in horizontal you've cut off the feet and have a lot of dead space on either side of the dancers.

#5 - nice potential here as well. The shadows are the biggest drawback to this shot. A bounce flash will take care of that completely - especially since you have low white ceilings. It's hard to tell with the current size - she may have red eye or not, can't tell.

#6 - Nice timing and glad to see you switched to vertical shooting. But at least 1 1/3 stop underexposed.

#7 - love the concept and expression - but too soft.

#8 - lost the feet, underexposed and soft.

Sounds like I'm being a bit harsh and I apologize for that. I'm just trying to be honest and give you some constructive feedback (as opposed to not responding at all). I think I can summarize my advice for your next dance shoot as follows:

1. Shoot in portrait orientation for most shots

2. Don't cut people off at the feet. Either torso shots or full body.

3. Use a bounce flash (so you don't end up with those shadows) rather than rellying on fast aperture for proper exposure.

Thanks for sharing. And I hope the tips are useful to you. Please share your shots from the next session.
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Thanks John for all comments will take to heart. Was more interested in settings of camera rather than composition of photo but comments are great.

#1 iso 1600 85mm f1.8 flash

#2 same as above f2.8

#3 same as above f4

#4 same F 5.6

#5 iso 3200 85mm f4 flash

#6 same as #5 f5.6

#7 iso 3200 f1.8 no flash

#8 same as #7
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