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Gregorio Morel's picture

Dancers promo photos

would love to here what others think of these images , I want to improve and try to create professional look

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The setting in the first shot doesn't make sense the wardrobe, pose, and scene just don't add up in my mind. Can you help me with the story. They are technical good photos. Sharp, well lit, nice separation of the subjects from the background.

Gregorio Morel's picture

Thank you for your comments, as far as the setting my idea was to place them somewhere that completely contradicted thier outfits. I felt like it made for a more interesting story.

Eric Robinson's picture

I agree the complexity and depth of the background renders the scene confusing in both images. In the top the strong horizontal of the fence going through the dancers head is distracting as are the features to the right of the male dancers head in the second image. It’s a pity as they both look fantastic subjects.

Gregorio Morel's picture

I can see how the elements you described can be distracting ,I will keep that mind and try to keep my backgrounds more simplistic

Eric Robinson's picture

It's only my opinion....others I am sure would say differently. I always think any additional elements included in a shot over and above the main subjects have to be additive and not take away from the composition.

Lennart Böwering's picture

I actually like the contrasting nature of the well-dressed dance-couple with the rusty and dirty exterior.
But I get why some viewers are irritated. The style of the image is not really fitting either the natural style of the environment or the over-the-top polished look of the couple. They would have to stand out even more. Maybe by adding hair-/rimlights (especially on the first picture as his suit gets lost in the darks of the car) and bringing down the highlights of the surroundings even more. That way you'd have kind of a "spotlight-"effect stating: "No matter where these two are, they have a stage to shine upon"

The second shot fits a little better in my opinion (although the first is more interesting). A little bit more shadow detail in the woman's frays might be nice and don't forget to turn on "fix chromatic aberration" whenever you have iridescent stones in your pictures. The colourful shine looks way better in motion than on pictures ;-)