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#1 Airy

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 22:32

#1 - The first in a long series. All pics 2000 pixels on the short side.

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#1b - slightly improved:

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#2 Fons Baerken

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:08

i prefer #1 ,
looking for a balance between
elegance and drama
that should be a difficult call

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:18

green filter on #1b, to darken the red garments (but not the skin tones). I also removed a ventilation grid. On most pictures the various colors are a problem. I may consider keeping #2 but reducing contrast and making it lighter overall. Difficult fine tuning indeed.
More pics this evening.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 11:00

It's a very nice shot, Airy - either version. Poise and movement well caught.

#5 Airy

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 12:23

thanks Rudolf - all snapshots (this is a dance studio, not a photographer's studio} but hard work : they keep moving all the time, and I do not understand the instructions given by the choreographer. It is like not being able to read a conductor's score. A rewarding experience for sure; they performed well and form a good team. More sessions ahead.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 19:19

#2 - There is still a greenish cast on this one, hard to fix (magenta slider : +30 in LR4), also because of reflection from the green floor. In conjunction with the blue evening light, I found the effect interesting. D800, 3600 ISO, 1/400s, AFS 85/1.4 @2.2

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 20:13

#3 - Back to B&W. My only output this evening. I need some rest.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:43

# 4 - More 'intrusive' post processing on this one. Picture would have been uninteresting otherwise.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 09:51

that 2nd the b/w is nice
cant you adjust (fix) the wb in-camera

A3 M1

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 10:23

Is there any advantage over letting on "Auto" and adjusting in PP (note: I am shooting raw)?

Setting it manually for the whole shooting session would be one possibility, but lighting varies so much from one corner of the room to another that correction will always be needed. And I cannot adjust for each picture, these are not posed.

But I will definitely try your suggested combination next time, less work and more consistency make sense.

For #2 I'll get it somewhat better for sure, wait until this evening. It will never be fully satisfactory because these lamps have a lousy colour spectrum, I am afraid.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 19:36

one more. Picture rejected by main subject because of faulty attitude due to injury. I thought it was a good illustration of the hard work they are doing.

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