Category: photography

Fire Dancers 2

As I noted in the previous post, these photos were difficult to capture. Poor lighting and constant movement wreaked havoc with exposure and focus. However, creative filters and post-editing produced some marketable images that can be used in promotional brochures. In the filtered pics notice the etched background images that are almost invisible in the original print. A very interesting and pleasing result. Fire Dancers are from Pride of Polynesia. Click here to watch video from this photo shoot.

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Fire Dancers

This was a difficult photo shoot for a variety of reasons. There’s so much action and movement that blurring was an issue. I simply could not get a clear shot. The torch flame was the only source of light and it wreaked havoc with proper exposure. Images came out too dark, or too bright. The camera wanted to focus on the torch, but the flickering flame confused the auto sensor.

I am pleased with the composition of these photos and the filters which produced some rather interesting results. Exposure and focus issues can be obscured in post-editing. Below is one of my favorite shots. I wanted to capture an image with the torch in mid-toss. Out of thirty pics this was the only one that was hands-off. Again, motion and lighting resulted in an imperfect image, but the edited photos are actually pretty cool.

Fire Dancers are from Pride of Polynesia.

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Sunset Bubbles and Silhouettes

Three of my favorite subjects — sunsets, silhouettes and the famous Bubble Man of Pacific Beach — are all captured in these fun photos. I really love the image of the little boy reaching out to touch the bubble. Applying different filters in post-processing yielded some creative results. Click here to watch video from this photo shoot.

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Summer Luau

The Sunset Luau runs through September at the world-class Catamaran resort located in the beautiful Mission Bay Aquatic Park. People watch for free from the public beach, or buy a ticket which includes buffet dining and preferred seating. The dancers are from Pride of Polynesia. They are one of the most popular attractions at the Pacific Islander Festival which is held every year on Mission Bay. Click here to watch video from this photo shoot.

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