Thursday 13 August 2009

Best Patterns of Patterns #2

Lens: 31.0mm, 1/250s, f/2.8, ISO: 1000

Mark Hanna and John Matsuoka performing Eui-am. This would be a stunning image if it had a clean background because graphically you have the two competitors doing the same move, on a nice mid-movement position, leaning in the same direction and positioned above the black squares making the image have an overall synchronous pattern to it. The spectators make the background messy. I needed to be shooting from a higher point or a lower point to improve it. So, the next image is much better, showing how you can remove the messy background by changing the angle of view. For this I held the camera down on the mat and pointed it up. I did it when I was getting really bored and frustrated and the effect is pretty cool. Replaced a messy crowd background with a messy ceiling structure. Perfection is so elusive. Converted this one to black and white as it looks better that way...

Lens: 17.0mm, 1/320s, f/2.8, ISO: 1000

Mark Hanna and Kris Herbison performing Po-eun.

Lens: 28.0mm, 1/125s, f/3.5, ISO: 1000

Ahhh... no clutter, both competitors standing on the black sections of the mat, interesting angle showing Alex Couling (left) and Courtney Meleisea on the right performing Ge-baek. I watched out for ages to get two competitors in the black squares while I was shooting from the balcony above and at last snapped it.

Advice on the patterns being performend by Mark Hanna.