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Archive 2014 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers

  
 
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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


bbourizk wrote:
The first few as John mentioned are a bit busy. From 5 onwards they are great. I think 5 is my favorite even though 8 and 9 have a great backdrop.

I know a couple of dancers and might have to try an urban series.


Thanks, Bud! You definitely have to get your dancers out there and do this. I'd love to see what you came up with.



Jun 03, 2014 at 07:42 AM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


Miker2 wrote:
Looks like fun...the last is my favorite....nice drama in that one.


Thanks, Mike! While I like shooting the daylight ones, that last one is my favorite as well in part because the look and style is such a departure from the usual shots.



Jun 03, 2014 at 07:44 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


Thanks gempixel, Tony, Arthur and Paul! gempixel, I really liked how her red hair played out especially in that shot. Paul, we went with earthy tones on the dancers so they didn't compete with the color around them. In No. 1, the BG was too busy, I didn't squeeze the lens and get the separation I wanted. But I'm okay with the BGs in the other shots. I totally can see how others can find the BG too busy, tho.


Jun 03, 2014 at 07:49 AM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


friscoron wrote:
Thanks, Sharona! 1-5 are shot on the SW side of The Art Institute building, I just love shooting there! No. 6 is shot at the Millennium garden, between the Pavillion and the Art Institute. Are you in Chicago?


No, I am in Nebraska Ron. But Chi-Town is only an hour flight from here, and my husband and I love to go there for a weekend. Haven't been in awhile, though!



Jun 03, 2014 at 08:59 AM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


I love them all. These are amazing shots.


Jun 03, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


These are great Ron. Definitely some of your best work. Are the outdoor shots lit too (I think you mentioned Speedlites on #10)? Also what lenses are you using?


Jun 03, 2014 at 05:24 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


Sharona wrote:
No, I am in Nebraska Ron. But Chi-Town is only an hour flight from here, and my husband and I love to go there for a weekend. Haven't been in awhile, though!


Let me know the next time you come here. If we can't catch each other due to schedules, I can at least give you some tips about some great shooting locations if you'd like.



Jun 03, 2014 at 09:56 PM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


24Peter wrote:
These are great Ron. Definitely some of your best work. Are the outdoor shots lit too (I think you mentioned Speedlites on #10)? Also what lenses are you using?


Thanks! In these pics, the only one not using natural light is 10. That one has two speedlights, one with a MagMod blue gel.

Lens is pretty much primarily the 70-200 f/2.8. The only one not with the 70-200 is No. 9, shot at 16mm on my 14-24. Kept the dancer centered in this shot to minimize the lens distortion on her limbs.



Jun 03, 2014 at 10:00 PM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


flyrcairplanes wrote:
I love them all. These are amazing shots.


Thanks!



Jun 03, 2014 at 10:00 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


I like your concept. I see what others are saying about the background competing with the subject but I am still liking these a lot.



Jun 03, 2014 at 11:41 PM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


This looked like a super-fun shoot Ron!

Why the change in processing for #10 though?

Love 1, 2, 4, 8. Am wondering how 2 would look a bit wider and 8 extra wide.

- Peter



Jun 03, 2014 at 11:48 PM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


This set is one of your best, Ron. I absolutely love it! 3, 4, and 7 ftw, but they are all amazing! Definitely voting!


Jun 04, 2014 at 01:17 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


Wonderful set, Ron.

I notice that in every shot, you have outstanding background separation, which makes the models stand out, even in the busy environmental settings you chose.

Sorry, no nits today.



Jun 04, 2014 at 03:56 AM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


MazeRunner wrote:
This looked like a super-fun shoot Ron!

Why the change in processing for #10 though?

Love 1, 2, 4, 8. Am wondering how 2 would look a bit wider and 8 extra wide.

- Peter


Hey Peter, thanks! No real change in processing for 10, aside from adding a grunge texture. The difference was in the shot itself and how I was going for really soft lighting to give it the look more of a painting.

To go wider with 2 would have made the dancers smaller in the picture than they were, and brought in some trees. However, I did shoot 8 much wider. Here you go (and I'll add to the OP):

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3860/14365124083_05a269a021_b.jpg



Jun 04, 2014 at 07:56 AM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


Lisa_Holloway wrote:
This set is one of your best, Ron. I absolutely love it! 3, 4, and 7 ftw, but they are all amazing! Definitely voting!


Thanks so much, Lisa!



Jun 04, 2014 at 07:57 AM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · Urban Portrait Series - downtown Chicago w/dancers


Jim Rickards wrote:
Wonderful set, Ron.

I notice that in every shot, you have outstanding background separation, which makes the models stand out, even in the busy environmental settings you chose.

Sorry, no nits today.


Thanks, Jim! No nits!



Jun 04, 2014 at 07:58 AM
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