View Full Version : DalDance Society Recital

04-06-2014, 07:45 PM
I had a wonderful opportunity to photograph the Dalhousie Dance Society's Recital a couple of weeks ago. Here are a couple of images from the event. Lightroom has certainly improved my editing speed and I think I will get even faster as I learn more about it. It was a very technically challenging shoot and I'm glad I upgraded to the T3i. This just wouldn't have been possible with my old XSi.






04-07-2014, 12:06 AM
Nice work, Iggy! Love that first one especially!

04-07-2014, 08:24 AM
Nice work, Iggy! Love that first one especially!

Thanks, JAS. Cheers :)

04-07-2014, 11:08 AM
Lovely shooting opportunity Iggy! Shot 1 for me as well!

Mad Aussie
04-07-2014, 04:48 PM
Nice set. It gives us an idea of variety of colour and dance you saw.

04-07-2014, 05:03 PM
Thanks, Marko and MA. Cheers!

04-07-2014, 06:46 PM
These are very nice Iggy. Another fanboy for shot 1, but also # 4. I wouldn't have guessed the iso was 3200. Did you remove any noise in processing?

04-07-2014, 07:30 PM
#4 is my favorite. Practice some of your cloning and take the 1/2 lady out on the left (or crop, but the end ratio maybe strange). The red is AWESOME!!!

Since you don't mind your images being edited, I did a quick one. There is some dead space where the lady was at. You could leave in the flower pedals and maybe clone in some more. I cropped out just a little to rid the black line on the right and leveled the stage.


04-07-2014, 10:27 PM
Thanks, Runmonty. Yes, I used the luminance noise removal in Lightroom 5 under the Details tab in the Develop module. I ended up bumping it up to around 60 to 80 depending on the image. It seemed to do very well.

Thanks, AT. I certainly appreciate you pointing out that I forgot to level the stage. No matter how many times we edit it is always good to be reminded of it. I did level every one that I worked on but I guess I missed at least 1. :shrug: I could whine about how I had gone through 500 images and edited 138 to deliver to the client but at the end of the day I screwed up. :(

As for the edit. I like your result but I prefer mine. The lady on the left combined with the person in the background on their right create a bit of a frame plus the one that you cloned out mirrors (almost) the main subject. Plus, while I like white space sometimes, it makes this image feel imbalanced to me. YMMV :)

04-30-2014, 05:44 AM
All lovely shots Iggy. If having to pick would also pick #1 and #4 with the lady on left included. Really anchors the shot imo.

04-30-2014, 08:54 PM
Thank you, HBG. Cheers! :)

christopher steven b.
05-01-2014, 01:01 AM
The lighting looks like a color balancing nightmare, but you've totally reigned it in.

I love the drama in especially the first.

05-07-2014, 10:34 PM
Thanks, Christopher. Yes, to suggest the lighting was a challenge is a bit of an understatement. ;)

05-18-2014, 01:07 PM
Well done Iggy. I really like the composition and drama of the first one.

05-19-2014, 09:03 PM
Thanks, asnow... cheers! :)