Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
Ballet with the K5
Lens: 18-55 kit/40mm 2.8 limited Camera: K5 Photo Location: Czech Republic-Brno ISO: 3200 
Posted By: ZizZ^, 11-13-2011, 06:05 AM

Hi!

This is my first post here on the Pentax forum. I just bought a K5 about a month ago and i'm absolutely loving it. Coming from a sony A100 is a huge step upwards.
I myself am a professional dancer but taking pictures has become my second passion. Including from dance.

I must say im especially happy with the high iso performance of this camera. Shooting ballet means most of the time shooting in low light conditions where a higher iso is necessary.

Most pictures taken are iso 3200/6400.





















Hope you like them!

Cheers

Last edited by ZizZ^; 11-14-2011 at 07:19 AM.
Views: 1,061
11-13-2011, 06:49 AM   #2
Veteran Member
causey's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Arlington, VA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 3,758
Really well done! 1, 4, 5, 7, and 8 are excellent. 1 is my absolute favorite, followed by 4.
11-13-2011, 08:22 AM   #3
Millionth Poster!
Scottnorwo's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Stafford, New York
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,070
Simply WOW! Super shots, showing the passion and movement of the dancers and dances.
11-13-2011, 08:31 AM   #4
Veteran Member
snappychappy's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Leeds
Posts: 1,636
Superb low light stuff there, a set to be proud of, like the shots of the dancer in red, really works against the black background.

11-13-2011, 11:15 AM   #5
New Member




Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Perugia
Posts: 19
I love this shots. Absolutely brilliant
11-13-2011, 06:07 PM   #6
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
eaglem's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Perth Western Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 32,781
I was trying to avoid low light shots but now you've peaked an interest with these marvelous shots of yours!! Damn it!
11-13-2011, 06:58 PM   #7
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Richmond, CA
Posts: 1,107
A truly wonderful series. Very artistic and you captured the intensity of ballet.
11-13-2011, 09:08 PM   #8
Veteran Member
magkelly's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,900
What ballet was the one with the couch? I recognize most of them by the costumes otherwise, but not that one. Nice shots indeed. Capturing dance this well is not easy at all. I've actually done my share of both, dancing and taking pics of dancers and I have to take my hat off to you for these. Some of these shots VERY nice. I don't know what you're planning on doing after you stop dancing, but it looks to me like you could make a good second career doing this if you wanted to. You're good.

11-15-2011, 09:17 AM   #9
Inactive Account




Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 152
Original Poster
Thanks for the comments! My main goal is to reflect the dancers movement and emotions and i'm really glad it comes across! The ballet with the couch is a modern duet. It's about 16 mins long non stop dancing utilizing the couch in many intresting ways. It's really great, full of emotion and interaction between the two dancers. Choreographer is Rami Beer if i spell that correctly :P

would like to share a little bit more..





Cheers!

Last edited by ZizZ^; 11-15-2011 at 09:28 AM.
11-15-2011, 03:12 PM   #10
Veteran Member
twitch's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,571
I don't know anything about dance, but these photos are awesome. I love the compositions and (wide) framing in the shots. How long have you been taking pictures? Please don't tell us it's only a few months
11-15-2011, 08:16 PM   #11
Veteran Member
Voytech's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NY/NJ
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 952
I'm with twitch lol. Those are spectacular! It really shows you know the "trade" well and have a trained eye. Good camera is just a bonus. Well done mate.
11-16-2011, 02:04 AM   #12
Veteran Member
magkelly's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,900
That last Giselle pic is just stunning. You captured the mood and the line, perfectly, and the lighting is just lovely besides.
11-18-2011, 07:23 AM   #13
Inactive Account




Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 152
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
I don't know anything about dance, but these photos are awesome. I love the compositions and (wide) framing in the shots. How long have you been taking pictures? Please don't tell us it's only a few months
Well to be honest with you, considering dance shots it's just been a phew months. Basicly short after i got my K5. I messed around taking random pictures with a dslr since i got the A100 handed about a year ago

Thanks for commenting everyone! I'll have a couple more shots up in the near future.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
ballet, camera, iso, k5, photo, pictures
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Architecture A Ballet of Light SilentLight Post Your Photos! 4 04-24-2011 06:05 PM
People Ballet Lesson tsakatsaka Post Your Photos! 3 12-22-2010 11:07 AM
People Ballet devisor Post Your Photos! 12 08-27-2010 06:35 AM
People My biggest photo challenge: Ballet ismaelg Post Your Photos! 13 08-16-2010 08:55 AM
tips for ballet performance WMBP Photographic Technique 21 12-08-2009 06:11 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:56 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top