Sanshou Training

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I snapped a few shots this weekend at a sanshou training. (Sanshou is a fighting system that involves hands, feet, and takedowns).

1. Trainers
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2. Warming up
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3. The fight
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4. Between rounds
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5. Are you next!
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Thanks for looking!
 
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I have never heard of Sanshou before. Nice series, Dossy. I hope you will keep at it and try some slow-motion, multiple exposure shots... Just an idea in my head. There is so much potential with this subject.

Tri:smile:
 
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Good shots - I like #2 :biggrin:
Thanks Al!
I have never heard of Sanshou before. Nice series, Dossy. I hope you will keep at it and try some slow-motion, multiple exposure shots... Just an idea in my head. There is so much potential with this subject.

Tri:smile:
That would be interesting, Tri. I usually don't use a tripod in these situations because I move around the mats; but that has definite possibilities. I've done slow shutter speed shots, but never multiple eposures. Any how-to reference materials?
 
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In your case, since you have to shoot in existing light condition and no possibility of slow-sync flash photography, I would shoot on manual (to get consistent exposures) and make composites of 2 to 3 shots in Photoshop. After that, a whole lot of burning to darken the irrelevant details in the background and make the subject pop. It is always a lot of experimentation with me and that is the fun part of it! I am sure, someone in the forum may have a better idea. I wish I could post some composites I did with a model/dancer to give you an idea. Well you can look though my website's "Fine Art Gallery," on page 5, the lady with the red fabric. The password is buffy. I can safely assume that you are over 18, can I not???

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In your case, since you have to shoot in existing light condition and no possibility of slow-sync flash photography, I would shoot on manual (to get consistent exposures) and make composites of 2 to 3 shots in Photoshop. After that, a whole lot of burning to darken the irrelevant details in the background and make the subject pop. It is always a lot of experimentation with me and that is the fun part of it! I am sure, someone in the forum may have a better idea. I wish I could post some composites I did with a model/dancer to give you an idea. Well you can look though my website's "Fine Art Gallery," on page 5, the lady with the red fabric. The password is buffy. I can safely assume that you are over 18, can I not???

Tri:smile:
I checked out your website, beautiful shots. I had posted this some time ago (one of my first bw):
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I had a mostly dark background to begin with so I just needed a little "fixing." I prefer dark backgrounds. I'm new to CS5, so I'm going to check out my book (I have the Kelby one) on burning. Again, Tri, I so appreciate your advice and your time.
 
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I checked out your website, beautiful shots. I had posted this some time ago (one of my first bw):
http://dossy.smugmug.com/BlackandWhite/Martial-Arts-in-black-and/DSC4356-3edited-1/1098202737_pBjBU-L.jpg
I had a mostly dark background to begin with so I just needed a little "fixing." I prefer dark backgrounds. I'm new to CS5, so I'm going to check out my book (I have the Kelby one) on burning. Again, Tri, I so appreciate your advice and your time.
That looks a lot like Barry McGuigan...
 
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I checked out your website, beautiful shots. I had posted this some time ago (one of my first bw):
http://dossy.smugmug.com/BlackandWhite/Martial-Arts-in-black-and/DSC4356-3edited-1/1098202737_pBjBU-L.jpg
I had a mostly dark background to begin with so I just needed a little "fixing." I prefer dark backgrounds. I'm new to CS5, so I'm going to check out my book (I have the Kelby one) on burning. Again, Tri, I so appreciate your advice and your time.
Excellent capture of the intensity of the fighter. You will have fun with CS5. I am still at the kindergarten stage with it.

Tri:smile:
 

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