A&P Dancing in the sand.

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  1. Bowzyr

    Bowzyr sup bro

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    It's going to end up being part of a promotional flier for a modern dance show coming up.. The choreographer wanted it to be very contrasty and dramatic.. This is what I have so far..

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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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  3. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    maybe a touch of fill on the face...
     
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    That is sick, i wish there was more showing in the reflection.
     
  5. Asherman

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    The composition is very symmetrical and static. Dance is almost by definition dynamic motion, and sometimes extreme beyond what the non-professional dancer is physically capable of. I don't see that in this photo.

    Suggestions? Separate the two dancers and vary their gestures more. As it stands the two merge into one ill-defined clump very close to the exact center of the viewing surface. Asymmetry is more dynamic, and if well designed can still retain balance and interest as the viewer's eye moves from one picture element to the next. Here the eye goes to the two dancers and gets trapped there. Getting more reflection, BTW, in the water would accentuate 'balance', but still wouldn't resolve the compositional problems that bother me personally. Classical dance in a natural setting, like the beach, should work well.
     
  6. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    wish I could see more of the back dancer than the top of her head.
     
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    love it. :bigok:
     
  8. johan

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    looks great.

    comp is great. If you're going to centre them, do so...symmetry and all that.

    quick comments:
    less vig, and burn in the faces/body a bit more. Feather it down the body.

    but that's just personal taste stuff. looks pretty good as is.
     
  9. Bloke

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    i dont even know how do that
     
  10. 1992 240SX

    1992 240SX New Member

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    I like it but it looks at tad dark:

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    Maybe its just nitpicking. Other than the really strong vignette I'd say it looks good.
     
  11. free_notes

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    sorry if i'm destroying your concept, but for some reason i want to something like this:

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    where i'm less interested in the dancers as people with complete bodies, but more focused on the form that their bodies produce and the components and texture of that form against a neutral background. the rocks and stuff on the beach i think take away from this, so i cropped them out. the lighting is great, and i think the extreme vignetting helps emphasize the liveliness of the dancers against the blank sky. i think there's a feeling of dynamic life vs. static emptiness, that flickers between our understanding that these are bodies that are moving, and that they have been captured, rendering them lifeless in a sense, through the clarity of the photograph. if the exposure was longer and we saw the blur of their motion, that feeling would be lost.
     

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