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Archive 2021 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain

  
 
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KE_Photo wrote:
Almost goes without saying - Excellent images and well executed concepts - what I really appreciate as well, is your marketing strategy of getting your clients to create social media buzz. Well done!


The marketing part is one of my favorite things. It just introduces me to a whole new crowd and they get to see what is essentially BTS shots and video, and they see how much fun there is. Lots of squealing and laughter and cheering when the image is displayed on the monitor.



Aug 25, 2021 at 09:12 AM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


Ron, these are just wonderful! The angel wings photo is a killer!


Aug 25, 2021 at 11:25 AM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


Maestro, thank you for the show


Aug 25, 2021 at 04:00 PM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


These are truly stunning. Your story of finding a niche and developing it via user content is brilliant.


Aug 26, 2021 at 08:51 PM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


Mind blowing photos. I love them all. Got my vote. Amazing work.


Aug 28, 2021 at 01:01 AM
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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


dmacmillan wrote:
Ron, these are just wonderful! The angel wings photo is a killer!


Thanks, Doug! The angel wings blew me away. Usually we have to work up to getting the angel wings, and they rarely look that good even after a couple tries. But very little of that is edited, if any, and she nailed it on the first try.



Aug 28, 2021 at 08:53 PM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


Dragonfire wrote:
Maestro, thank you for the show


Thank you so much!



Aug 28, 2021 at 08:53 PM
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johnbro27 wrote:
These are truly stunning. Your story of finding a niche and developing it via user content is brilliant.


Thanks! I've always told moms and dance teams that they can shoot pics and videos during my shoots, so I didn't really think much about it until I really began getting heavily booked, and I saw they were coming from these different dance schools from farther away, and different states. So whenever these new dancers showed up, I asked them how they heard about me, and they always told me that they learned about me by seeing a friend's post on FB or IG. That was pretty cool.



Aug 28, 2021 at 08:57 PM
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adittam wrote:
Mind blowing photos. I love them all. Got my vote. Amazing work.


Thanks so much!

Ron



Aug 28, 2021 at 08:58 PM
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p.3 #10 · p.3 #10 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


Been a long time Ron.

Nice to see you have had some great success. Not surprising - great work here.



Sep 01, 2021 at 02:14 PM
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So good to hear of success coming out of the last year and a half. And the photos blew my mind! This is legendary stuff!

Except now you have my mind cranking. How do you keep the powder out of the camera and the water out of the lights? Ordinarily, both those elements would make me run away.



Sep 03, 2021 at 06:51 AM
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p.3 #12 · p.3 #12 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


Wonderful shot


Sep 04, 2021 at 11:52 PM
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p.3 #13 · p.3 #13 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


Glad to see you making lemonade Ron!


Sep 05, 2021 at 02:11 PM
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p.3 #14 · p.3 #14 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


Wonderful colorful work! Reminiscent of "Holi" - the festival of colors in India. Was cleanup difficult?


Sep 05, 2021 at 02:37 PM
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p.3 #15 · p.3 #15 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


Congratulations Ron. That's fantastic stuff and your success is well deserved. Super happy for you.


Sep 10, 2021 at 04:11 PM
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p.3 #16 · p.3 #16 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


Evan Baines wrote:
Glad to see you making lemonade Ron!


That's it exactly, Evan! :-)



Sep 10, 2021 at 06:26 PM
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dakel wrote:
Congratulations Ron. That's fantastic stuff and your success is well deserved. Super happy for you.


Thanks so much!



Sep 10, 2021 at 06:27 PM
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p.3 #18 · p.3 #18 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


James Markus wrote:
Wonderful colorful work! Reminiscent of "Holi" - the festival of colors in India. Was cleanup difficult?


I have an industrial space, if you will. I take down my dance floors for my back-to-back rain machine sessions and color powder sessions, and then put up 6 ml vinyl tarp up to my20 foot ceilings at the halfway point of my space. So now the powder is limited to the space where I have nothing, so it's a relatively easy cleanup. This last time, I hired a company to clean it all up for me for $350, but usually I do it myself. I've just gotten too busy now.



Sep 10, 2021 at 06:30 PM
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p.3 #19 · p.3 #19 · My Covid Success Story -- In full Color and Rain


russdenney01 wrote:
Been a long time Ron.

Nice to see you have had some great success. Not surprising - great work here.


Thanks so much, Russ!! Where are you now? Our Pas de Deux Dance Photography Conference will be in Austin on Feb. 24-27. Be fun if you could stop by.



Sep 10, 2021 at 06:33 PM
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Oscarsmadness wrote:
So good to hear of success coming out of the last year and a half. And the photos blew my mind! This is legendary stuff!

Except now you have my mind cranking. How do you keep the powder out of the camera and the water out of the lights? Ordinarily, both those elements would make me run away.


Thanks so much!

As mentioned before, I have a 20 foot tarp attached to the ceiling, blocking off half of my studio, it goes across 32 feet. Since I'm working with dancers, and there's the timing of the powder being tossed, and the timing of the dancer hitting a peak moment in a leap, and the two not always aligned with each other, I only give them a couple opportunities to nail it. And if they nail it the first time, that's it. I sometimes have them do the leap without the powder, and then I add the powder from the shot where the leap wasn't quite there, but the powder was.

I circulate the air with a fan blowing it out a back door. It keeps the powder from hanging in the air. It brings it down. I obviously don't change lenses in this area, but it doesn't really get into my Nikon D5. It's really just not that bad.

I put clear bags over my lights and turn off the modeling lights, both for powder and rain.

Trust me, it's not perfect. There's a lot of powder and I use a shop vac to clean it up pretty quickly. If you think you're camera needs to be pristine at all times, yeah... this is not for the faint of heart. :-)

I should be putting out some training videos on this pretty soon. Got it all shot, just need to put it all together, both for powder and rain.



Sep 10, 2021 at 06:41 PM
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