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Photo of the Day: Dancer

Posted 18 October, 2008 at 9:30am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Photography)

I find photographing people to be a fairly difficult. It might be because I've spent so much time taking pictures of landscapes and food (both mostly non-moving scenes) that I just haven't had much practice taking pictures of moving people. Also, I've noticed that interesting people tend to be in poor lighting conditions and also have a tendency to have awkward facial expressions when their bodies are in a graceful pose or vice versa. I took this picture of a dancer at the Winter 2007 party thrown by the company that Tina works for.
Handheld, 1/125 sec at f/1.8 on ISO 800, 85mm f/1.8 lens

4 comments to Photo of the Day: Dancer

kris, October 18th, 2008 at 10:33 am:

  • The "face" is also a part of a woman's body. Next time maybe post a shot that doesn't make her look so headless? This is kinda messed up.

Michael Chu, October 19th, 2008 at 5:13 pm:

  • Uhm, I didn't mean to offend… The face is in shadow (which I thought made the shot more interesting than the other ones I had) but on my display there is enough shadow detail to see her face and expression.

    (By the way, all images posted are embedded with sRGB color profile, so if you're using a color profile aware browser like Firefox 3, make sure you turn on the color profile capability.)

Absinthene, October 23rd, 2008 at 10:32 am:

  • Interesting photo! I don't think having her face in shadow makes her look headless… it actually adds a little mystery to her persona.

Absinthene, October 23rd, 2008 at 10:34 am:

  • Since there's this 'contest' for leaving comments, and you don't publish my email, here it is. :)