May 21, 2013

Amy Blake’s Academy of Dance Recital—No 3


A couple comments about my blog:  I have been hacked.  The last two posting have had lots of comments from a travel site.  I do not know how this happened but it did and to date I have not learned how it can be stopped. 
Next, I was asked if I used any noise reduction for the photo that was taken at ISO 6400.  No.  I did no noise reduction for the posting that I used.  If I were to print that photo, I would probably do a little noise reduction in Lightroom 4. 
Today’s photo to me is about lighting.  I like the way that the stage lighting was selectively on parts of the dancers.  To me, it did a great job showing of the power of the dancer. 
Camera settings:  Nikon D4, 70-200mm f/2.8 at 125mm, ISO 6400, f/4.8 at 1/125th of a second on a tripod. 
Post Processing: 
Lightroom 4—applied Nikon Vivid preset during import, set white and black points and added clarity, sharpness and vibrance and cropped image.


  1. Dramatic lighting.

  2. I like the mood, lighting and reflections on the floor. I like how you fill the frame and direct the eyes through the photo. My eyes go to the dancer in the front first, then back into the photo to the second dancer.

  3. Beautiful capture, love the lighting. Matrix metering?

  4. Being a dancer, I think you captured a static movement with a great deal of drama. Love the photo.

  5. I like the dramatic look.

  6. Lighting and dancer's stance go together.

  7. I like what you have done with the dancers.

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