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Mar 18, 2013 22:39 |  #1

This was a local performance put on by local actors. I was asked last minute to shoot as a favor to one of the actors so I had maybe 15 minutes of prep time. It was a small studio and the stage was only lit by two spot lights.

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Jul 10, 2013 10:53 |  #2

First of all, actors in a black box theater need to stop wearing blacks. But that's not your fault! :)

I'd consider dropping the contrast and bringing up the shadows & blacks to pull some detail back into that sea of blackness.

This is something I'm learning, myself: edit this gallery. There are some very nice shots in there, but there are several that are just unremarkable and they obscure the good stuff. Maybe the purpose of the gallery is there so the actors can see all the "keepers", but for a "look at my work" gallery, less would be more.


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Jul 14, 2013 05:52 |  #3

I agree in some (certainly not all!) there's too little shadow detail.
Also, the white balance is too inconsistent: I see magenta faces ;)
Some nice moments / expressions, but the editing and selection need some work.

Not bad for the lighting that was present.
I think I'd have shot the group shot on stage as well…


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Jul 16, 2013 15:35 |  #4

Thank you both for your critiques. I wish I had better lighting and more control of the actors but it just wasnt meant to be. It was an experience for sure, and I definitely learned theater isnt something I want to shoot again.


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Jul 16, 2013 21:13 |  #5

It's a challenge, but I love it!


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Nov 23, 2017 17:51 |  #6

Hmmm, any chance you could embed the shots here? I'm on slow internet...


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