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Dancers in action 135 feet away

Devek

Tucson, US
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Devek Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Jun 2012
Mon 11-Jun-12 01:45 AM

This was my first attempt to use the D800 with people... or should I say Dancers in action.

When I read the specs from other photographers who provide the info about their gear and setting, I always want to ask: How far were you from the object? No one writes this in their description. Why?

I went to take some shots of my daughter graduating from the Tucson Dance Academy Recital last week. I had no intention to shoot anything else. When the recital started, I realized that maybe I should try some settings on the D800 and see what happens.

Well A LOT had happened. The images below were taken using the D800 with a Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 lens on a monopod. All the settings were manual and all the images you see below were taken from 135 feet away from the stage! I was with my back to the far wall across the auditorium. No flash photography was allowed so what you see, are cropped images of what I think is an amazing piece of electronics!

After I posted those images, I received so many requests to have real full time shoots with more light and much closer that I was really surprised. After all, I came to take pictures of my 9 years old.

Enjoy.









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