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WHS Talent Show 2013

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by GaryAyala, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Whitney High School - Cerritos, California

    #1
    GRAA0682.
    OMD w/ PL25mm, 1/2000, F/2.5, ISO 1600

    #2
    GRAB0272a-L.
    OMD w/ O75mm, 1/250, F/4, ISO 1600

    #3
    GRAA0482.
    OMD w/ PL25mm, 1/250, F/2.8, ISO 1600

    #4
    GRAB0609.
    OMD w/ P35-100 @ 85mm, 1/500, F/4, ISO 1600

    #5
    GRAA0772.
    OMD w/ P7-14 @ 13mm, 1/90, F/4, ISO 1600

    #6
    GRAB0879.
    OMD w/ P35-100 @ 100mm, 1/250, F/2.8, ISO 1600

    #7
    GRAA0989.
    OMD w/ P35-100 @ 100mm, 1/250, F/2.8, ISO 1600

    #8
    GRAB0569.
    OMD w/ P35-100 @ 35mm, 1/180, F/2.8, ISO 1250

    Thanks for Viewing
    Gary
     
  2. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Great set Gary.

    I always enjoy chiaroscuro done well... #7 is particularly striking and I like #3 and #4 a lot also. Good stuff, I'm sure the kids must love your photos :smile:
     
  3. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I had to look up "chiaroscuro" :smile: . I look for drama and impact ... I found harsh lighting provides the drama and impact I seek. High school kids with spot light = chiaroscuro. Trouble with harsh lighting is that most of your shots suck.

    It's all about the kids.

    Gary

    GRAA0651.
     
  4. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Hahah... I had to look it up too to make sure I was spelling/using it correctly :wink:
     
  5. mpresley

    mpresley Mu-43 Regular

    175
    Sep 13, 2012
    Wolfe City, TX
    Michael
    3, 5, 7, 8 are my favorites - really nice use of the dramatic lighting!
     
  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Thanks mpresley. I really like #8, that kid was expressionless and I was having a really tough time getting something worth keeping, then he was hit with the spot and it all came together.

    G

    GRAA0737.
     
  7. PhotoPier

    PhotoPier Mu-43 Rookie

    24
    Mar 29, 2013
    Quebec City, Canada
    These photos are beautiful. Love it. You surely know what you are doing.
     
  8. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Beautiful, talented job capturing this talent contest.
     
  9. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    I tried to take some photos @ UNM's HopeJoy hall of some simply fantastic Odissi Indian (dot not feather) dancing using the lx7. No flash, on the third row and got nothing but sh&t from people ( I'm sorry but that's very disturbing). And it was permitted. This is why I live in the middle of nowhere, people have inflated views of themselves!:tongue: Nice Job BTW.
     
  10. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Thank you ... if you shoot enough yo're bound to get a few keepers.

    Gary

    GRAA0843-L.
     
  11. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Thanks calmi. I enjoy helping out the kids and the school.

    GRAB0974-L.

    Gary
     
  12. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Thanks bigjohn. I've never had that problem ... maybe, you ought move out here ... :smile:

    G

    GRAB1250-L.
     
  13. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

    805
    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    It's just you have that " untouchable air" about you. I lived in San Diego for years. Oh and check out the "How You got your Nickname" thread for my story of Juan Grande.
     
  14. rozza

    rozza Mu-43 Regular

    89
    Feb 2, 2013
    New Zealand
    Wow, awesome set Gary! :2thumbs:
     
  15. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Really nice set Gary.
     
  16. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    First off, great work, Gary! I really love #7. I probably would've tried to crop that image tight on the dancer in a portrait orientation which would have stripped out all the drama that all the black space provides.

    I looked up chiaroscuro myself after reading Jay's comment. I'd never heard that term before. The odd thing is the term came up in a podcast I was listening to yesterday afternoon (after I'd read this thread and looked it up) in reference to the work of Caravaggio. Who knew that mu-43 forum was educational. :wink:
     
  17. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    LOL. :tongue:

    I learned the term originally from The Photographer's Eye and it just came up reading my copy of The A-Z of Creative Photography also, so it was fresh in my mind. I like it because it's one word shorthand for an artistic concept. Of course, Gary said pretty much the same thing with one word "drama" that doesn't require a photography dictionary :rofl:
     
  18. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I remember your story, the locals wanted to make sure you paid your tab, lol. Where was that good surfing? Coastal SoCal, from SD to SB is the pits for getting around. The freeways are so heavily impacted, it has become insane to drive anywhere. Welcome to the future. If I didn't love the perfect weather, the perfect coasts, the perfect mountains, the perfect deserts, the perfect forests, the perfect wines, et al ... I'd move to NM also.

    Gary

    GRAA0853.
     
  19. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Thanks rozza.

    GRAA0154a.

    The kids did it all, I just took some snaps.

    Gary
     
  20. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Thanks Jason. I love theatre, like shooting fish in a barrel.

    GRAB0565-XL.

    G