Recent Outtakes

This blog is supposed to be a record of what I am learning about photography. But sometimes I don’t know what I’m learning. I only know that photos I dismissed last week compel me this week. Here are some January outtakes I couldn’t throw away. Sure, January’s not over, but I didn’t have anything else to blog about today.

Actually, this isn't an outtake. It's the actual realization of the vision that motivated the session. It just seemed "more so" in retrospect.

I'm drawn to textures, but usually lack the patience to capture them. Got lucky here, I guess.

Goofing off during a publicity shoot for And Then There Were None. Sure wish Jenna really had a knife in this shot.

Another "waiting for the shoot to start" shot.

Every high school dancer steps in front of the camera and says, "I don't know what to do." Here, teacher Kim Hoj offers a suggestion. I like this more than any of the session shots, because it captures a genuine moment between people.

One theme of these disparate photos is my reliance on post-processed vignettes. This suggests that I’m still not giving adequate thought to backgrounds, and I end up using deep and broad vignettes to create interest in otherwise pointless backgrounds. I don’t mind, if it suits the scene, but I don’t want to get lazy about these things, either.

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Filed under Composition, Dance and Theater, Lighting, Motivation, Post Processing

One response to “Recent Outtakes

  1. Jude

    “You” do such very good work…………….

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