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Old Mar 18, 2011, 5:29 PM   #1
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Default Stavros Flately - St Patrick's Ball - Shanghai

As some of you may remember I took part in my first Pro Shoot as backup shooter for the St Patrick's Day Ball for 800 people at the 5 Star Shangri La Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai a few days ago.

Although a large part of the shoot was party-goers portraits and corporate logo and 'street' shots we also got to shoot some of the acts. One of those acts was Stavros Flately - who I know many Brits will know of - he did very well in a talent show a couple of years ago and is a very popular performer / comedian ! He put on a great show that had everyone laughing, singing and dancing. Later I had the personal pleasure of finding out he's a really good bloke too !

These are my first attempt at shooting stage so I hope you like them ! Please forgive the prominent positioning of the copyright - I'm sure you understand why it's necessary. Thank you for any C&C !

These were shot with the 43 Ltd and Tamron 17-50/2.8 and mostly wide open / 1/125 and ISO varying from 1,600 to 3,200. No NR has been applied in PP.

The last one is yours truly with Stavros at the formal shoot after his performance !

















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Looks like the K5 nailed the WB and the exposures! Good noise control at the high ISOs.
I had to laugh about your comment re. the watermarks...at first glance I thought they were part of the tatoos!

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Nice set! I had the same thought as Jehan when looking at the first one - I thought "what watermark?" That last one is a hoot!
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Ha ha - thank you Jehan !

The WB was set to AWB when doing the stage / tables and 'flash WB' when doing the actual portraits - it did well I think. All of these shots have had contrast Curves adjustment but in every case there was virtually no change.

I am still amazed that even at that very low EV there is virtually no noise worth taking the effort to clean up (unless of course I put any of these up for sale somewhere).
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Nice set! I had the same thought as Jehan when looking at the first one - I thought "what watermark?" That last one is a hoot!

Ha-ha - thank you Harriet. I guess that's a good think, not too obvious then !
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The K5 handles the mixed lighting beautifully. Very good work.
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Great shots, very sharp and an interesting performer.
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these turned out well. i too thought the watermarks were the tats lol
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Great shots! Love the last one!
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Great shots, Kevin-

The K-5 performed brilliantly.

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