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Chicago Chinese New Year

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by alans, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2010
    With temps in the 20's, I envy the climate of my brothers who live the Durian life!

    Just some camera play with a basic set-up, EPL2 w/14-42 and trying LR 4 beta.

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  2. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2010
    Just one more

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  3. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 9, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
    i notice brass band; are they parading together with the lion dance?
  4. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Great shots! I saw 2 lion dances this year, but could only catch the end of the performance both times, and couldn't get into position to capture any decent shot! =(
  5. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2010
    There were 4-5 high school marching bands at the parade. They are very good for their youth, with brass, woodwinds and percussion + dancers. Each group performs individually. It would be cool to get all the drummers together for the lion dance, probably more than my ears could take! Thanks

  6. alans

    alans Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 28, 2010
    Thanks, it's much easier shooting here than in HK since we don't have your crowds. But HK definitely has a lot more going on, there is no comparison! I try to get to an event before it starts and begin shooting while they are warming up or practicing. I interact with them, get in, shoot, get out and say thanks.

    Sometime you can incorporate the crowds into a shot. One shot I'm thinking about is a crowd of people in front of me with the lion dancer on his partner's shoulder above the crowd, with firecracker smoke around him. With the right perspective he'll look like he's dancing across the crowd with a cloud of smoke around him.

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