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Photographer

DCS Photography

Posts: 812

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

So i've decided my portfolio needs some colors again. It's getting fairly dark/grey/brown, and i'd like more color for a bit.

I've also recently finished shooting a dance series and wanted to show one of these on here, so, good fit. The contestants are below.

1:
http://i47.tinypic.com/2lsv9eg.jpg

2:
http://i47.tinypic.com/snhu2g.jpg

3:
http://i50.tinypic.com/2rwx16o.jpg

4:
http://i47.tinypic.com/2zhfocp.jpg

5:
http://i45.tinypic.com/30l2tqt.jpg

6:
http://i47.tinypic.com/nxu8b7.jpg

7: and i know this one is more color wise like my portfolio but i like it a lot.
http://i45.tinypic.com/1zci8fs.jpg

Jan 11 13 10:16 am Link

Model

NicoleNudes

Posts: 3861

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Personally, my favourites out of the bunch were 1, 4 and 5

Jan 11 13 10:34 am Link

Photographer

730372

Posts: 1952

Abbeville, Alabama, US

5 & 7.

Jan 11 13 10:40 am Link

Photographer

M Pandolfo Photography

Posts: 12116

Tampa, Florida, US

T B O L wrote:
5 & 7.

Absolutely. Well done.

Jan 11 13 10:45 am Link

Photographer

E H

Posts: 659

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

In the 2nd, her ankle looks to be of the other foot, I know it the pants but the sun draws you there,,, and the pants bump doesn't sit well. That was the only thing I see,,,  All Gorgeous work.... 3,5 and 6 would be my picks..

Jan 11 13 10:52 am Link

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Lumatic

Posts: 13750

Brooklyn, New York, US

Very nice work!  The hues are fairly close to your current palette, but the saturation is enough to get what you're after, I think. 

I like 6 and 4, with 5 running close behind (although I kind of wish the sun was centered between them and her forward leg was extended more laterally).

Jan 11 13 11:48 am Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12835

Atlanta, Georgia, US

I actually don't like 4, the dancer looks short and think; not dancer long and lean.  I also think I would prefer some closer crops on a few, i don't need to see that much foreground in some of them.

As for color, they would probably be equally good in B&W so i don't think that I would change or worry about that.

Well done

Jan 11 13 11:58 am Link

Photographer

MKPhoto

Posts: 5665

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

5 is a real McCoy smile, timing is absolutely impeccable.

I'd get rid of the sun in #2, and would not be afraid in photoshoping the closed palm in #2, to have "proper" finger position.

The rest does not have the same dance intensity, IMO.

Jan 11 13 12:00 pm Link

Photographer

AndyD10

Posts: 350

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

1 & 7

I would have added 5 but the female dancers right leg has been unnaturally shortened.  Or is it just me seeing that?

Jan 11 13 01:10 pm Link

Photographer

DCS Photography

Posts: 812

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

AndyD10 wrote:
1 & 7

I would have added 5 but the female dancers right leg has been unnaturally shortened.  Or is it just me seeing that?

she is jumping almost straight towards me

Jan 11 13 02:03 pm Link

Photographer

AndyD10

Posts: 350

Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

DCS Photography wrote:

she is jumping almost straight towards me

I know why, but in silhouette I find it distracting.  But like I said, it might be just me.  Otherwise it's a fantastic shot.

Jan 11 13 02:25 pm Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

1&5

Jan 11 13 02:45 pm Link