Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Performing Arts 
Thread started 25 Jul 2007 (Wednesday) 04:28
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Singing in the Rain - Laycock St Theatre, Central Coast Australia

 
Inspired ­ Photography
Goldmember
Avatar
2,096 posts
Joined Jun 2005
Location: Central Coast, NSW, Australia
     
Jul 25, 2007 04:28 |  #1

So i went and did my thing at the theatre for their production of Singing In The Rain.

Quite a good production i thought, they even had the rain thing happening on stage, which is quite an accomplishment for amateur theatre i thought.

So anyway, on with the pics...

1. Love this shot. Print off a 10x15" for display in the theatre and i am happy with it. So don't rip it to shreds or i will cry :D I thought about taking the background people out, but i don't think they distract.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
MIME changed to 'text/html' | Content warning: script


2.
IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
MIME changed to 'text/html' | Content warning: script


3.
IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
MIME changed to 'text/html' | Content warning: script


4.
IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
MIME changed to 'text/html' | Content warning: script


5. Token rain shot. Light was CRAP for this (compared to everything else). Light was pretty good, so i left the primes in my bag at the top of the theatre and ran with my f2.8 zooms as i prefer to. This shot was at ISO3200 f2.8 1/50th and that was underexposing by a stop and a bit to try and get something usable!!! Shame on me for leaving my primes in the bag. I didn't have time to get them as by the time i messed around with them the scene would have been over, as it only went for a minute or so. Most of the others are a little sharper than this one (a little too soft probably), but it is such a classic pose, i had to include it.
IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
MIME changed to 'text/html' | Content warning: script


Feedback welcome as always.

Rob

Robert Bell - Inspired Photography (formerly "Inspired Graphix" [and "Shooter-Boy" a long time ago])
Inspired Photography (external link)
email: info@inspiredphotograp​hy.net.au (external link) (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
ANGUS
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,897 posts
Joined Apr 2007
Location: Sydney, Australia...
     
Jul 25, 2007 04:44 |  #2

Great shots, Ive shot fast moving plays before and its not easy, Well done! And yes i like Number 1, Would like to see one minus the background people, just curious lol


Angus
| 1D MkIV | 1D MkIII | 5D MkII | 15FE | 16-35 f2.8 L | 24-70 f2.8 L | 70-200 f2.8 IS L II | 35 f1.4 L | 135 f2 L | 300 f2.8 IS L | 580 EX II | 580 EX II |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
René ­ Damkot
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
39,856 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Feb 2005
Location: enschede, netherlands
     
Jul 25, 2007 06:25 |  #3

Nice expressions & timing.
Looks like some blown channels and a bitt much NR on first three.
Last one is too motion blurred for me.
I like #2 and 3 best.
#4 is nice, but cropped a bit odd.


"I think the idea of art kills creativity" - Douglas Adams
Why Color Management.
Color Problems? Click here.
MySpace (external link)
Get Colormanaged (external link)
Twitter (external link)
PERSONAL MESSAGING REGARDING SELLING OR BUYING ITEMS WITH MEMBERS WHO HAVE NO POSTS IN FORUMS AND/OR WHO YOU DO NOT KNOW FROM FORUMS IS HEREBY DECLARED STRICTLY STUPID AND YOU WILL GET BURNED.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
NitroTang
Senior Member
479 posts
Joined Mar 2006
Location: Bay Area, CA
     
Jul 25, 2007 16:42 |  #4

Very nice! I like the expressions and the frozen moment of #4.

Kind of a random question, but how did you start off shooting for theatre productions? I know production directors wouldn't just hire a photographer without any previous performing arts shooting experience. So where do you get that "previous performing arts shooting experience?"


Derek Tang Photography (external link) . Gear List/Feedback . flickr (external link) (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Inspired ­ Photography
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,096 posts
Joined Jun 2005
Location: Central Coast, NSW, Australia
     
Jul 25, 2007 17:55 |  #5

Thanks all for the comments.

Nitro,

I actually did it for free! :D
I know that sounds like a cop out, but what i was actually trying to do was build my portfolio and not actually looking for paid work (well, not actively). They were impressed with the results, and I got hired. I also end up doing their website too, but thats another story.

I am hired by the musical society that puts these things together. They are a little larger than your average musical society, so that works to my advantage. I sell them a quantity of CDs too, which they then sell to the cast etc at a margin to help pay for what they pay me.

Hope that helps.

Rob


Robert Bell - Inspired Photography (formerly "Inspired Graphix" [and "Shooter-Boy" a long time ago])
Inspired Photography (external link)
email: info@inspiredphotograp​hy.net.au (external link) (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
johnstoy
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
6,645 posts
Likes: 5
Joined Aug 2006
Location: Poconos, PA USA
     
Jul 25, 2007 19:04 as a reply to  @ Inspired Photography's post |  #6

Sounds like a real sweet deal all around...:D

I really like the pic with the moon and stars too... This is a very pleasant and eye appealing set... Congrats. Rob.


John Stoy

www.poconophotos.com (external link)
My Gear List
"Are you only Looking or actually Seeing", from Microbiology 101.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Inspired ­ Photography
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,096 posts
Joined Jun 2005
Location: Central Coast, NSW, Australia
     
Jul 26, 2007 01:09 |  #7

Thanks John.

Yeah it works both ways.

It was a real shame about the quality of light in the rain scene, buy live and learn not to put down primes EVER> :D

Rob


Robert Bell - Inspired Photography (formerly "Inspired Graphix" [and "Shooter-Boy" a long time ago])
Inspired Photography (external link)
email: info@inspiredphotograp​hy.net.au (external link) (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
pbone
Member
87 posts
Joined Jul 2007
     
Jul 26, 2007 01:39 |  #8

Shooter-boy wrote in post #3606920 (external link)
1. Love this shot. Print off a 10x15" for display in the theatre and i am happy with it. So don't rip it to shreds or i will cry :D I thought about taking the background people out, but i don't think they distract.


Are you asking us, on the internet, not to rip up your print...?


Gear List:
(Haves) Canon 30D, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L, Canon 50mm f1.4, Speelite 430EX, B/M Tripod, Air Blower, Lowepro Slingshot 200AW
(Wants) BG-E2, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L, Sigma 8mm f/4 or f/3.5
My Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Inspired ­ Photography
THREAD ­ STARTER
Goldmember
Avatar
2,096 posts
Joined Jun 2005
Location: Central Coast, NSW, Australia
     
Jul 26, 2007 01:58 |  #9

pbone wrote in post #3612361 (external link)
Are you asking us, on the internet, not to rip up your print...?

Erm, no.

Rob


Robert Bell - Inspired Photography (formerly "Inspired Graphix" [and "Shooter-Boy" a long time ago])
Inspired Photography (external link)
email: info@inspiredphotograp​hy.net.au (external link) (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DwightMcCann
so, what are we talking about?
Avatar
21,382 posts
Likes: 40
Joined Feb 2005
Location: Buellton, California, USA
     
Jul 26, 2007 12:11 |  #10

I like #3 and think the whole set is awesome.


Dwight McCann
Website (external link) - Facebook (external link)
Gear List - Concert FAQ - My Small Studio
How I Got Into This Businesshttp://photography-on-the.net …p?p=13157388#po​st13157388

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
thelightofsound
Goldmember
Avatar
1,399 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta
     
Jul 26, 2007 13:29 as a reply to  @ DwightMcCann's post |  #11

nice set. as mentioned, first ones do seem a bit "plastic". i like the first one the best and don't think that the background to too distracting at all.


--atlanta photographer michael saba (external link) - music photography (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
ChrisLUM
Senior Member
Avatar
372 posts
Joined Jul 2007
Location: California, USA
     
Jul 26, 2007 20:12 |  #12

Nice shots, #2 and 3 seems to be my favorite


Gear List
LightUpMedia Photography (external link)
http://photography-on-the.net …p?p=3508914&pos​tcount=705

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,410 views & 0 likes for this thread
Singing in the Rain - Laycock St Theatre, Central Coast Australia
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment Performing Arts 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is abrahamf
1010 guests, 429 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.