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#1 james

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:16 AM

Sarah and I photographed the Planet Funk dance troupe's directors this weekend. It was incredibly fun - and very difficult (as we had to work in the director's small lap pool). Thanks to Ryan at Reef Photo for letting us keep his rental housing for a few extra days so that Sarah could use it - she nailed some insane shots.

Here are a few highlights:

Jen Barbaito and Shawn Welling - Photo by Sarah:

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Lindsay:

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Liz:

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And here's Shawn Welling again - the director of the troupe - photo by Sarah:

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The setup for this shoot used two on-camera Ike strobes and some of the shots used 2 Ike SS400's outside the pool on the edges. We mostly used these during the day for shadow fill and they worked great. Wish I had some pictures of our setup but we were just too busy shooting.

The full gallery is at:

http://www.reefpix.o...allery/album211
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:52 AM

Nice pics. Looks like fun; must have been even tougher being constrained by such a narrow pool.
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:04 PM

The guy doesn't look very comfortable ...

was the pool really that thin ?

but i like the shots !
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:15 PM

Nice Gallery, there are some great frames there.
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 01:57 PM

Thanks guys - yep, the pool really was that thin - it's supposed to be just for lap swimming I guess. It could have been cleaner too but meh - it was convenient and belonged to the client.

This is perhaps my favorite photo from the shoot, although it's hard to pick one:

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She was the lead in Planet Funk's "Electric Light Circus" which I photographed a couple of weeks ago:

http://www.reefpix.s...llery/1821084/4

One hell of a dancer - she can do an air-chair on her elbow!

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 06:53 PM

Thanks for sharing those - interesting what people are up to out there. I think the last one of the guy is a killer shot -
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#7 james

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:15 PM

Thanks Bryce.

So are you from Texas? Perhaps you know a friend named Tim Clark that lives in Hawaii (used to be Kona, but now on Oahu). He moved out there after graduating from A&M in 2000. He's better known as "the manta guy." LOL

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#8 MikeVeitch

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:23 PM

ahh... i am only manta boy.. not manta guy... got confused

Interesting stuff james. need more bikinis though.. :blush:

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Posted 18 September 2006 - 07:36 PM

James - Yes, of course I know Tim Clark - Hard not to with all the stuff he's done out here. I've just met him a couple times. Last time I spoke with him he was over writing all his stuff up at HIMB on Oahu.

I'm not from Texas - originally from St.Louis, MO - just went to college at SMU and was a financial planner in Dallas for a few years after school, before dropping it all and moving out here to Hawaii in 1999 to fullfill my dream of a surf/beach/dive bum.

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