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« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2009, 09:31:34 PM »

I like that....Princess and big monkey bear.  Has a nice ring to it!
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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2009, 10:42:37 PM »

Nice picture...I think the other guy just takes them on the fly he has so many to take..You should see some of mine. I dare not post them.....

Beautiful pictures are a small fraction of the ones you take - just take a lot and youwill have at least one nice one.  I wonder if you can define excellent dancers by the fraction of pictures of them that look good...
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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2009, 04:06:18 AM »

Nice picture...I think the other guy just takes them on the fly he has so many to take..You should see some of mine. I dare not post them.....

Beautiful pictures are a small fraction of the ones you take - just take a lot and youwill have at least one nice one.  I wonder if you can define excellent dancers by the fraction of pictures of them that look good...

Yes, you can Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2009, 07:31:06 PM »

Nice picture...I think the other guy just takes them on the fly he has so many to take..You should see some of mine. I dare not post them.....

Beautiful pictures are a small fraction of the ones you take - just take a lot and youwill have at least one nice one.  I wonder if you can define excellent dancers by the fraction of pictures of them that look good...
It took me three years before I came across a picture that looked decent for me.  ...but then again, I am a horrible perfectionist and not really photogenic at all.
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« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2009, 07:58:44 PM »

Yes, I think when it comes to photos we can be hard on ourselves....
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« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2009, 01:28:34 AM »

This is when it's really helpful to have a friend that's a professional photographer--and dances, no less.  I hate all photos of me as a rule, but she always manages to get something I like.
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2009, 09:42:22 PM »

my pro said an interesting thing - that his photos were always awful until he learned to get in balance on his foot.  I thought this absurd but as I've been learning this I've noticed that the photos are improving - a much larger fraction look like I'm dancing and less like I am doing a halloween impression (which used to be almost all of them). 
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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2009, 10:40:45 PM »

That's really interesting Elise!  I noticed the same at my recent comp.  I was hard pressed to find "awkward" pictures of myself after one of the AWESOME pros on this forum taught me to get on my feet and "walk" while dancing.  It's like taking a picture of someone walking: it's very rare that you'll capture a moment where mid-stride while walking one looks like the Hunchback of Notredame swinging from a church bell crying out, "sanctuary! Sanctuary!" (pretty much summarizes all my other competition pics up until this last one).
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« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2009, 10:48:01 PM »

I use to have the "Hall of Shame" (yes I do mean Shame and not Fame) pictures hanging in the upstairs hallway of my old house. Tongue It made me laugh seeing all the bad positions that one could be captured in. Cheesy I have decided to give the pictures a rest at least for a while.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: September 16, 2009, 01:54:51 AM »

Up to recently I would say that 95% o fmy pictures were awful.  That means no doubt that I looked awful 95% of the time.  Small wonder I didn't do particularly well Smiley  At the last competition maybe 40% looked good, thats quite an improvement, but obviously quite a way to go.

So how far can one go; is it possible to get close to 100%?
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« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2009, 02:43:48 AM »

I usually blame the photographer for catching us at a wrong time.  Tongue
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« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2009, 04:07:18 AM »

I usually blame the photographer for catching us at a wrong time.  Tongue

way to go.  the problem is when the photographer is so malicious he/she ONLY catches you at the wrong time.  then you have a choice, get angry with the photographer, go into denial or consider the third option Tongue
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« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2009, 09:53:17 AM »

Out of all of the competitions/performances I've done over the last 4 1/2 years, I only have two that I have ever liked.  Not good.  Not good at all.
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« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2009, 12:34:13 PM »

well, its also possible that you are too hard on yourself Wink

And you can always spend a few hours in photoshop Cheesy
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« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2009, 12:41:20 PM »

occupational hazzard. Undecided
I've air brushed a bit in the past - but none of the recent shots...
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