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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 2017 Nutcracker



Quite a few shots from this year's Ballet Chicago Nutcracker. Shot it this year with a Nikon D5 and 70-200 f/2.8 lens, always wide open. The rehearsal shots were shot with my 24-70 f/2.8. ISO ranged from 1250 to up to 10,000 on some shots. I found that the D5's ability to shoot at a higher ISO gave me a faster shutter speed, which helps immensely in these shoots.

Rehearsal shots. The one time I get to shoot from the wings. I like doing that, as while I know the choreography like I know the back of my camera, you never really know what to expect from the dancers when you're shooting sometimes just two feet away from them.

1. This was obviously before rehearsal. Emily was alone on the stage getting ready for the dress rehearsal when I captured this shot.






2. Rehearsal is in full swing, and the mice are scurrying off the stage, clearly enjoying their experience.






3. The Snow Queen being dipped right in front of me.






4. David just kills these leaps. From here, I just feel like you can feel the energy so much more.






5.I just like how the lights work here with Plum.






6. One last shot from the rehearsal. Just love how the dancer is looking right at me while everyone else is into their dancing.






7. And now on to the performance shots.






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Dec 19, 2017 at 06:15 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 2017 Nutcracker


Aesthetically I think I like number 3 the most. But I love watching kiddos having a good time, so number 2 is awesome, as well.


Dec 19, 2017 at 06:18 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 2017 Nutcracker


Awesome access (I'm green with envy, Ron) and your excellent-as-usual timely and professional shutter presses. I can't help but marvel at the colors, sharpness, and composition of these images. The mice are my favorites. The dancer in #6 loves the camera.


Dec 19, 2017 at 08:13 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 2017 Nutcracker


Another fine set, Ron.

I found the background lighting in the first few rather intrusive. I expect you had no control over lighting, however. Work with what you get, eh? Love #11 - awesome group shot.



Dec 19, 2017 at 11:19 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 2017 Nutcracker


Great pictures, Ron. You capture the dancers at the perfect moment. My favorite is always the Snow Scene, but the little mice always capture the heart. I love to see your work. It is always beautiful.


Dec 20, 2017 at 03:58 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 2017 Nutcracker


Fantastic work Ron.


Dec 20, 2017 at 01:12 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 2017 Nutcracker


Excellent set Ron. I think the addition of rehearsal shots gives the set a much more intimate feel. Definitely tells a bigger story.
Thanks for sharing.
Greg



Dec 20, 2017 at 01:33 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 2017 Nutcracker


Ron, you do a great job of capturing the peak of the action. Great set!


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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 2017 Nutcracker


Agree with "dmac". Great access and exposures.
Dan



Dec 20, 2017 at 02:10 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 2017 Nutcracker


Ron, fantastic set!


Dec 20, 2017 at 02:21 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 2017 Nutcracker



Thanks, everyone! It's always a favorite shoot of mine each year.



Dec 20, 2017 at 04:34 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 2017 Nutcracker


Absolutely wonderful Ron.


Dec 20, 2017 at 04:50 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 2017 Nutcracker


Very nice images Ron!


Dec 20, 2017 at 05:46 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 2017 Nutcracker


i look forward to you sharing these each year, great stuff as always


Dec 20, 2017 at 06:51 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 2017 Nutcracker


Great set. My favorites are 2, 5, 10, & 19.


Dec 22, 2017 at 05:35 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · 2017 Nutcracker


Thanks, guys!


Dec 22, 2017 at 03:07 PM







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