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This year, my studio has enjoyed a great deal of growth. At the same time, some assistants/editors that I've had working at my studio just hasn't been up to speed, and I've had to re-edit a lot of their work. It's my busiest time of year, and my latest editor -- a girl I knew I was hiring just for the summer -- just left for college, and I'm back on my own while interviewing potential editors. In other words, along with shooting more than ever, I'm up past midnight most nights here at my studio, and I'm not even close to keeping up.

This has left me pretty tired, and I really think my creativity has suffered through it. A number of creative projects I wanted to do this summer went by the wayside. I just don't believe I've been on my game.

Three years ago, I did an Urban Portrait Series shoot with Dana (http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1318937/) at Lincoln Park in Chicago. Earlier this summer, she contacted me and asked if we could do another shoot.

One of my goals this year was to improve my dance shoots. In part, I wanted to work with higher level professional dancers, and then I just wanted to be bolder and more experimental creatively in my shoots. More recently, I feel like I just haven't been delivering my end. So I looked forward to the shoot with Dana. Although she's just 17 or 18, we've known each other for five years and have a huge trust level in each other. She had just returned to Chicago after a 6-week summer intensive program in Miami, and felt she was in the best shape of her career.

And for the first time in a long time, I felt like I was back on my game. Together, I think we did a pretty good job here.

Comments always welcome.

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Aug 16, 2017 at 05:20 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


All outstanding. The last, just wonderful in B/W.


Aug 16, 2017 at 06:22 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Wonderful set.

I find the bokeh harsh, particularly in (2), but that is more of a lens quality issue than your skill.

Otherwise, really fantastic.

Aloha

greg



Aug 16, 2017 at 08:03 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Fantastic set, both of you! VOTED :-)


Aug 16, 2017 at 10:17 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Great work, as usual, Ron.


Aug 16, 2017 at 10:51 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Excellent! I love the urban settings images.


Aug 16, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Outstanding indeed. Both of you were "on your game". Lots of creativity. Last one appeals to me most.


Aug 16, 2017 at 12:18 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Very good Ron. And yes on your game indeed.


Aug 16, 2017 at 01:50 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


MedicineMan404 wrote:
All outstanding. The last, just wonderful in B/W.


Thanks! I went back and forth about color or B&W on that one since I liked the rustic red look of the bridge... but in the end B&W just reeled me in.



Aug 16, 2017 at 02:10 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


gheller wrote:
Wonderful set.

I find the bokeh harsh, particularly in (2), but that is more of a lens quality issue than your skill.

Otherwise, really fantastic.

Aloha

greg


Thanks, Greg! I do use a pretty good Nikon lens.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Jonathan Brady wrote:
Fantastic set, both of you! VOTED :-)


Thanks so much, Jonathan!



Aug 16, 2017 at 02:11 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Jay_Be wrote:
Great work, as usual, Ron.


Thanks, Jay!



Aug 16, 2017 at 02:12 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


dmacmillan wrote:
Excellent! I love the urban settings images.


Thanks, Doug. I started this series about 7 years ago in an urban setting in Houston, so I named it the Urban Portrait Series. Now... way out in the rural suburbs of Chicago, I don't often get an urban look, so it was fun to get into it with Dana.



Aug 16, 2017 at 02:13 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Jim Rickards wrote:
Outstanding indeed. Both of you were "on your game". Lots of creativity. Last one appeals to me most.


Thanks so much, Jim!



Aug 16, 2017 at 02:14 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Ron, these are great as usual!!

I really like 5 and 9.

I would crop #1 a bit on the left side to eliminate the faint tree line on the upper left side.

I want to love #2, but despite her graceful leap, I find the background and harsh light detracts.



Aug 16, 2017 at 02:28 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Hey, those are great pictures! What kind of camera do you use? I got to get me one! (lol)

They're all excellent and Dana is superb in her form. In the last one, I want to clone out the scratches on the beam to the right of her. I know it's personal preference, but the perfectionist in me is itching to get rid of those marks! What a great B&W!

Larry



Aug 16, 2017 at 02:40 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Great series, Ron.


Aug 16, 2017 at 05:11 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Beautiful work! Hope things at the studio improve for you, I know what it is to be sole owner/shooter/editor/sales of a studio. Good luck with the hiring.


Aug 16, 2017 at 08:46 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


All are superb but #9 is extra special....


Aug 17, 2017 at 12:42 AM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Back on my Game: Dancer in Chicago


Outstanding series. I'm often iffy about BW, yours here works! Voted

Charles



Aug 17, 2017 at 01:19 AM
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