July 5th, 2008, 06:07 PM
Very nice, a good exercise as well, I need to get better at anonymous people photography, I always feel weird sticking a camera in a random persons face.
July 5th, 2008, 06:16 PM
Seriously! What do you say when you approach these people, FBJ?
Originally Posted by ValleyFan
July 5th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Well...the thing about this sort of event is that the people who get all dressed up in costume expect to get their pictures taken. What they don't expect, typically, is for a photographer to get as close to them as I wanted to. Most of the above were taken just beyond the minimum focusing distance of my 24-70 f/2.8 lens...so about a foot-and-a-half from the subject. Because of their costumes, every photographer takes full-body shots of the players, but I wanted to try and get a different result. All I had to do, though, was ask them politely if I could take their picture close-up.
It was definitely a good exercise, but looking at the stuff when I got it home made me realize that I still need to be more conscious of my f-stop. I found that I ran it wide-open most of the time. My images could probably have been much sharper had I stopped down a bit.
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.
July 5th, 2008, 06:49 PM
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July 5th, 2008, 06:51 PM
It sounds like the Derby Dolls. I have no problem asking the people who are dressed elaborately to pose for a photo because they are begging for it by the way they look and have no problem with people documenting it. Sometimes they will even ask me to take their picture, it's that easy.
If I see a person that I want to photograph I just kind of point to the camera and say "Is it ok if I take a picture" and they usually put on the pose that they practiced in front of the mirror all morning.
July 5th, 2008, 07:14 PM
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July 5th, 2008, 07:47 PM
Ooo, this sounds interesting, now I am going to HAVE to look at the full set on flickr!
Originally Posted by FlyBoeingJets
July 5th, 2008, 09:58 PM
Aww bummer, I was hoping for some spill over from the convention center's annual erotica convention There are some great shots in there though.
July 6th, 2008, 04:08 PM
LAist: This Week's Most Commented & Recommended
Second most recommended entry of the week in the LAist was my photo gallery on the LA Derby Dolls (my first LAist "assignment"). Most recommended article was a review of Master Kush, how can you compete with Master Kush?
I like the photo credit with the Michael Zampelli/LAist. Looks good. Can't wait to see it on more galleries.