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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Dancers Urban Portrait Series No. 27 - New Mexico landscape


This series really began with the idea of shooting in urban areas in downtown Houston, then I lucked into some urban areas in Boston and Holyoke, MA. Lately, it seems more and more I'm shooting in not-so-Urban areas.

In this series, I photographed some dancers against the rocks and pinon trees in NW New Mexico. I really enjoyed coming back to the Southwest and taking on the challenge of shooting in this environment.

This is actually one of two shoots I did here in NW New Mexico. The next series will be posted in a few days.

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Aug 01, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Dancers Urban Portrait Series No. 27 - New Mexico landscape


Wow, that a great series


Aug 01, 2012 at 12:48 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Dancers Urban Portrait Series No. 27 - New Mexico landscape


Very impressive series. It looks like the dancers were having fun too. FWIW I would suggest that you should back off the sharpening the last 2 images. There are some rather distracting halos.
Norm



Aug 01, 2012 at 02:15 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Dancers Urban Portrait Series No. 27 - New Mexico landscape


tbartler wrote:
Wow, that a great series


Thanks, Tomasz!



Aug 01, 2012 at 03:21 AM
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normsmith wrote:
Very impressive series. It looks like the dancers were having fun too. FWIW I would suggest that you should back off the sharpening the last 2 images. There are some rather distracting halos.
Norm


Norm,

Thanks for your comments! I took a closer look at the girl jumping and realized the banding was not due to oversharpening -- I'm not that big on sharpening -- but rather that the shot was slightly OOF. I've now replaced it with another jump and I'm pretty confident you won't find any banding in it. Thanks for pointing that out to me.



Aug 01, 2012 at 03:25 AM
 



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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Dancers Urban Portrait Series No. 27 - New Mexico landscape


Nice series, Ron. Tent Rocks?
Great sky in that last one. Overall, nice processing -- colors, focus.
Who posed/choreographed?



Aug 01, 2012 at 05:50 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Dancers Urban Portrait Series No. 27 - New Mexico landscape


Howdy,

You will probably remember, I have often commented on your dance photography, as I enjoy seeing dancers (more so in action) and "dance."

My comments or suggestions below are not a criticism of you, your model, your talent or skill. I offer them in a friendly tone of voice and with the sole intent to help you with a second POV and set of eyes. If you read sincere questions and simple suggestions as "criticism" of you, then you will miss how I am trying to help you.

Of course this may be your own "style" or your own "vision" and I suppose we can assume that the images look just like they do because that is exactly how you like them. That is OK too. It just shows that there are differences of "opinion" on what looks good. IF these are exactly what you want and like, then by all means continue making your images look like that and have fun doing it. As I always say: "Follow your own muse."
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I am curious...what prompts these photo sessions for this group?

Is this a community dance (ballet) group who wants promotional images?

Or is this something you are doing for some other purpose (e.g. a calendar etc.)?

And, is this a high school dance class, or a local amateur dance (group) or a professional company on tour?

Of the set shown my favorite was image #11.

Regards,
SH



Aug 01, 2012 at 03:27 PM
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GoodEgg wrote:
Nice series, Ron. Tent Rocks?
Great sky in that last one. Overall, nice processing -- colors, focus.
Who posed/choreographed?


Thanks, GoodEgg!

Not sure about Tent Rocks? In this case, I was working through a dance school/company, so the artistic director was there to direct the poses. The way it usually works, I see a location/setting that I like and then we work together to come up with a pose, so it's pretty much a collaboration.



Aug 01, 2012 at 04:55 PM
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Steady Hand wrote:
I am curious...what prompts these photo sessions for this group?
Is this a community dance (ballet) group who wants promotional images?
Or is this something you are doing for some other purpose (e.g. a calendar etc.)?
And, is this a high school dance class, or a local amateur dance (group) or a professional company on tour?
Of the set shown my favorite was image #11.


Thanks, Steady, I appreciate it.

This series is purely an artistic endeavor for me. I did an art gallery show in MA with it, and some of the shots are currently featured at dancetabs.com. It's basically my creative outlet. I take some dancers, go to a place I'm not familiar with, and we try to come up with some cool, artistic concepts.

Most of my series has been with professional dancers, but this was a group of dancers from a local dance school here in Farmington, NM. (NW corner of NM)



Aug 01, 2012 at 04:59 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Dancers Urban Portrait Series No. 27 - New Mexico landscape


friscoron wrote:
Thanks, Steady, I appreciate it.

This series is purely an artistic endeavor for me. I did an art gallery show in MA with it, and some of the shots are currently featured at dancetabs.com. It's basically my creative outlet. I take some dancers, go to a place I'm not familiar with, and we try to come up with some cool, artistic concepts.

Most of my series has been with professional dancers, but this was a group of dancers from a local dance school here in Farmington, NM. (NW corner of NM)


Thanks for the answers.

Keep it up! I always enjoy seeing dancers or ballet etc.

And, you are facing different challenges as you take them to "out of the theatre" settings.

Good luck and good light to you!



Aug 01, 2012 at 05:15 PM





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