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Master of Ceremonies
Master of Ceremonies
JBHale


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study 2008-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: College Park, MD
Date: May 2, 2008
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO: 3200
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Candid, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: May 14, 2008

An emcee at an MTVU/University of Maryland concert.

POST:
Thanks everyone!

For those who asked about the lighting, it was strange. There were those two spotlights in the bg, and some lighting from the stage that was behind me. There may have been some from other flashes from the other photographers... I'm not really sure what happened here to be honest.

Statistics
Place: 10 out of 481
Avg (all users): 6.8839
Avg (commenters): 8.5238
Avg (participants): 6.9130
Avg (non-participants): 6.8000
Views since voting: 2812
Views during voting: 316
Votes: 155
Comments: 39
Favorites: 18 (view)


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06/26/2008 07:39:11 AM
amazing. Love everything about it.fav
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06/13/2008 10:12:15 AM
by the sound of it an amazing and lucky shot!
faved
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06/09/2008 10:38:59 PM
The light and clarity in this shot are amazing. It makes me feel like I'm there in a super-real fashion. Fantastic work.
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06/09/2008 10:42:06 AM
The best...best...best...

Just look at the faces in the crowd.
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06/09/2008 04:52:00 AM
Very very very cool capture.
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06/08/2008 07:42:34 PM
Beyond awesome candid. Could be a movie poster.
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06/08/2008 03:55:45 PM
Hey jaime, this shot is awesome I remember it from voting stages and am glad it finished so well! If I had to guess on the lighting, I would say I think they may have had "truss spots" above the stage. People who sit up where the lights are hanging and have a movable spotlight to follow the action on stage from the lighting director. Having done this job before and seen others do it, there is how shall I say "differing levels of accuracy" of the truss spotters and maybe you captured the light as the truss spot missed the cue slightly and hit the crowd with the light barely hitting the emcee. Also his white shirt is basically acting as a giant reflector for the crowd right in front of him, which could explain why the people on the right are so well lit, his chest is facing them giving the most light to them. Either way it is very good concert shot, Congrats on the PB and in a Free Study!
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06/08/2008 03:05:34 PM
Very cool shot, the lighting is very interesting. Looks almost like the light on the crowd faces is the reflection from the mc's t-shirt.
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06/08/2008 02:38:18 PM
Wow! Exceptional image.... Congrats on top 10.
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06/08/2008 05:19:02 AM
stunning..
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06/08/2008 05:10:13 AM
Fantastic capture, congrats on the top ten!
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06/08/2008 04:45:12 AM
excellent image - a wonderful thing to see when everything just works!
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06/08/2008 03:56:13 AM
As I said, you have an exceptional concert image...lighting and expressions are superb...well done on a top 10
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06/08/2008 12:12:53 AM
Did you have a remote flash in front of the MC pointed toward the audience?

I am fascinated by how you did the light on this.

Please tell!

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06/08/2008 12:11:53 AM
adding this to faves... congrats on the top 10, especially in a free study... this picture is sick, could be in Rollingstone or elsewhere... lighting is just perfect. Only problem is that the crowd seems bored to tears but you couldn't do much about that. Really awesome capture, its not always easy to get original images at events like this.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2008 11:25:12 PM
Fantastic shot. You really captured the feeling well. 9
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06/07/2008 10:57:26 PM
This is cool in how it looks like some kind of ad. It must be the lighting on the fans that makes this so different from a regular concert shot. The only thing that is really odd to me is that these fans are so close to the guy with the mic and they do not really seem all that excited about it. To me it's like they don't even know he is there.
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06/07/2008 04:08:52 PM
This is really interesting. So much visual energy. Great POV (taken from on stage?). You caught the performer's face, which is great, yet I love how no one seems to be paying attention to him. A high score from me.
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06/07/2008 12:06:20 PM
I really like this shot. The thing I can't get over though is that most of the crowd looks really disinterested, and its kind weird how the girl on the right stares out at the viewer. I can't decide if the crowd makes or breaks the shot. Otherwise though one of my favorite so far.
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06/07/2008 10:23:46 AM
there must be something un attrative on the otherside of what is visible to the viewer thats making the ladies make all those faces ;)
but in all seriousness this is a remarkable photo, and how you did the lighting is amazing
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06/06/2008 08:27:56 PM
This is amazingly cool. The light is perfect. Great expressions on the crowd. The confetti surrounding the MC makes him even more dynamic.
edit: "confetti" duh

Message edited by author 2008-06-08 16:57:18.
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06/06/2008 08:48:24 AM
Love the lighting, great capture of the energy.
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06/06/2008 03:35:34 AM
I keep coming back to this one. Great lighting, comp, and processing. Really puts the viewer (me) backstage. There are so many elements to look at in this - and I think the one that stands out the most for me - is the great eye contact from the girl on the far right. Classic shot, and a fav. Well done!
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06/05/2008 01:47:33 PM
what a unique perspctive, I love this
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06/03/2008 11:35:38 PM
awesome lighting and great perspective from back stage!
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06/03/2008 08:56:33 PM
awesome shot!!!!!
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06/03/2008 05:06:36 PM
Excellent shot. Love the perspective. Well done.
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06/03/2008 11:56:02 AM
very cool compositon and colors. i'd be totally thankful to know how the heck you got these amazing colors and tones!
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06/03/2008 08:29:04 AM
Wonderfully well done!
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06/02/2008 11:20:57 PM
Just a pity the audience looks bored!
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06/01/2008 05:43:43 PM
Processing for this shot looks great.
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06/01/2008 02:56:35 PM
I really like the lighting in this photo, but the facial expressions of the people in the front row are killing it for me. It seems like they should be excited, but they all look bored.
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06/01/2008 12:01:19 PM
Very cool perspective. Fantastic backlighting effect. Too bad the audience looks a little bored...but that isn't your fault. Great work.
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06/01/2008 11:22:30 AM
Great perpective, love the lighting in this. Good job. 8
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06/01/2008 10:42:45 AM
Now that is a really cool shot, it almost looks staged! Nice capture.
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06/01/2008 10:08:30 AM
Wow - this is really really good! I love the colours, the lighting, and all the different facial expressions! 10 :)
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06/01/2008 09:42:35 AM
Wow! This one grabbed me right away. All those faces...the stuff suspended in the air...amazing level of detail. I'm giving this a rare 10.
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06/01/2008 07:39:49 AM
great concert image...I like the lighting
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06/01/2008 12:39:48 AM
cool perspective. Really like this.
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