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11/11/2021 09:06:12 PM · #1
https://www.leventeph.com/
Do check it out...simply stunning....this guy is a maestro...also watch the short video clip on his site.

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11/11/2021 10:23:57 PM · #2
Wow!!!!!!!!! I have no words!
11/11/2021 11:18:46 PM · #3
Thank you so much, good timing. I have about 100 ballerinas I need to do a photo shoot for in early December. Itís a dream job Iíve always wanted to do. Iím up for the challenge and I need a lot of guidance. But Iím looking forward to it. Thanks for giving me some more ideas.
11/12/2021 12:18:19 PM · #4
Not to be a jerk or anything, (Though I *am* imminently qualified!) You give any of us in this thread these fine ballerinas and that room with those windows and you're going to get spectacular images.
11/12/2021 12:32:05 PM · #5
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Not to be a jerk or anything, (Though I *am* imminently qualified!) You give any of us in this thread these fine ballerinas and that room with those windows and you're going to get spectacular images.


You overestimate my talent.

11/12/2021 12:47:24 PM · #6
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Not to be a jerk or anything, (Though I *am* imminently qualified!) ...

You are a jerk, Jeb! I always thought so (in a nice way.. ;)
11/12/2021 01:10:37 PM · #7
I find his work a little cold. I like this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E38coUzqqnw
11/12/2021 01:23:11 PM · #8
Originally posted by posthumous:

I find his work a little cold.

He's using cold colors ... I didn't notice any (bright) red, yellow, or green costuming and the walls are darkish ...
11/12/2021 01:57:17 PM · #9
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Not to be a jerk or anything, (Though I *am* imminently qualified!) You give any of us in this thread these fine ballerinas and that room with those windows and you're going to get spectacular images.


Originally posted by Lydia:

You overestimate my talent.


Nope. Especially some of us that've been around here long enough that they've been exposed to how to interpret the feel of the person being photographed.

I know I'd give a body part or two to have that building for the afternoon with a portrait subject or two.
11/12/2021 01:58:59 PM · #10
Originally posted by posthumous:

I find his work a little cold. I like this guy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E38coUzqqnw

LOL!

Yeah, there's a comparable selection.
11/12/2021 01:59:46 PM · #11
Originally posted by NikonJeb:

Not to be a jerk or anything, (Though I *am* imminently qualified!) ...

Originally posted by MargaretNet:

You are a jerk, Jeb! I always thought so (in a nice way.. ;)


Thanks!

High praise coming from you!
11/12/2021 05:32:09 PM · #12
I donít know ó I found them rather plain. Beautiful lighting and beautiful people, but there didnít seem to be any story behind them. Kind of a one trick pony. Who was it on here that did ballet photos? Iím not rememberingÖ but those seemed to have more depth to them.
11/12/2021 05:52:01 PM · #13
Those are fine images, technically gorgeous, excellent ballerinas, wonderful sets, and so forth, but for me they have no life. The ballet is not a thing of linked poses, it is a flowing of one pose into another, so to speak, and none of that fluidity is on display in these images. I'm not putting them down; they are terrific images and they are just what a young ballerina needs in her portfolio as she moves up the milieu, but I wouldn't want them on my wall, if that makes sense?

Here's a collection on 500px that has a bunch of more fluid shots (and some not-so-much-so)

For the record, being as how I'm deaf (totally deaf for a long time before I got my implant) ballet was always my "way" to understand music. I was very good friends with a covey of ballerinas from the San Diego Ballet, and they all used to come over to my place after night performances ended and unwind a bit before going home. They mostly had husbands and children, and it's hard going home wound-up and planting that vibe on the guy who's been feeding the ids and putting them to bed :-) It was interesting times. But I came to know the ballet world very well, and was in awe of those dancers, their grace and fluidity.
11/12/2021 06:07:08 PM · #14
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Those are fine images, technically gorgeous, excellent ballerinas, wonderful sets, and so forth, but for me they have no life. The ballet is not a thing of linked poses, it is a flowing of one pose into another, so to speak, and none of that fluidity is on display in these images. I'm not putting them down; they are terrific images and they are just what a young ballerina needs in her portfolio as she moves up the milieu, but I wouldn't want them on my wall, if that makes sense?

Here's a collection on 500px that has a bunch of more fluid shots (and some not-so-much-so)

For the record, being as how I'm deaf (totally deaf for a long time before I got my implant) ballet was always my "way" to understand music. I was very good friends with a covey of ballerinas from the San Diego Ballet, and they all used to come over to my place after night performances ended and unwind a bit before going home. They mostly had husbands and children, and it's hard going home wound-up and planting that vibe on the guy who's been feeding the ids and putting them to bed :-) It was interesting times. But I came to know the ballet world very well, and was in awe of those dancers, their grace and fluidity.


Having spent a very enjoyable day with you pre-Covid Robert and listening to your stories, I am in awe of your lifeís experiences.
11/12/2021 09:49:00 PM · #15
Originally posted by vawendy:

I donít know ó I found them rather plain. Beautiful lighting and beautiful people, but there didnít seem to be any story behind them. Kind of a one trick pony. Who was it on here that did ballet photos? Iím not rememberingÖ but those seemed to have more depth to them.


That was kind of my point, but I still think the images are very, very good.

I don't know if Steve was who you were referencing, but these two have always been in my favs folio....

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Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Those are fine images, technically gorgeous, excellent ballerinas, wonderful sets, and so forth, but for me they have no life. <Snip>

Here's a collection on 500px that has a bunch of more fluid shots (and some not-so-much-so)


Yeah, okay, these are images mostly in other scenarios that present differently. I don't necessarily agree with your assessment, but vive le différence.

I enjoyed the work for what it is and just noted that I feel that most seasoned DPCers would prolly do as well.

11/18/2021 05:28:14 PM · #16
There is also this guy who does "ballet in urban environment" photography, mostly in the streets of New York City
https://www.omarzrobles.com/
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