Prima Donna

© Aaron R. Whitney

Prima Donna

Michael Khoury July 03, 2004

I like this Aaron...you have captured a wonderful moment with good composition and gentle colour and light... #144355

Leanne M.E. Boyd July 03, 2004

Lovely image, Aaron! #629966

Bonnie C. Lackey July 03, 2004

Inspired... #630011

July 05, 2004

I like it. #632840

Isabel L August 15, 2004

Great shot Aaron. Congrats!!!! #711259

Dan Holm level-classic August 15, 2004

Tremendous capture, Aaron!! Congratulations!! #711351

Kristen McKain August 15, 2004

Nice! Congrats! #711623

Rick Riddle August 15, 2004

Great Shot Congrats. #711838

Nicole Boenig-McGrade August 15, 2004

Hi Aaron, this is such a lovely photo and love the lighting!!!!! What more can I say - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Would you mind sharing how you got such good lighting? I am about to take some shots at a ballet studio and this is the lighting I'd love to achieve but am challenged as the studio only has a small window and fluorescent lights above.

Kind regards from West Australia
Nicole #712087

Aaron R. Whitney August 15, 2004

Thank you to my rooting section on this one. There are always so many great photos on here, to have one of mine win is a great honor. Everytime I get one in the running, I look at all the entries and think my chances are pretty slim... lol I am very happy this one was chosen. #712092

Aaron R. Whitney August 15, 2004

To Nicole

This was a fluke shot in a way. I was setting up for a couples first dance shot at a wedding. Doing my practice/light check shots for a dragged shutter shot of the bride/grooms dance, the little girl jumped out on the floor with the bride/maids. I was braced against the wall with no tripod. It was a pretty dim room so I was getting pretty good shots with anywhere from 1sec to 2sec exposures. Sometimes I will add a rear curtain flash to shots like this also. It can add a nice glow around the subjects. If you are doing a hand hold, it helps to have a stationary item in the frame. Like the chair in the background. The stationary item will be out of focus, but so much more in focus than the moving subjects, it will create the illusion of sharpness and give the movers/dancers a stable environment. A tripod is really the better plan, but not always possible shooting a wedding. Just be prepared to shoot a whole lot of junk, to get the one good shot. You are firing the shutter before your subjects even get where you want them to be. It is a guessing game. Hope this helps.
Here is the shot I was setting up for when the prima donna shot happened.

Aaron #712125

Aaron R. Whitney August 15, 2004

oops, would not let me imbed it. #712127

John Wright August 15, 2004

Nice work Aaron... Right time, right place that's 90% of a good photography shot... :-)

Congrats! #712268

Nancy Grace Chen August 15, 2004

Very cute shot! Congratulations on your First Place winner!!

Nancy #712494

Janet Detota August 15, 2004

Congratulations, Aaron! Aren't flukes cool?! #712676

Evy Johansen level-classic August 15, 2004

Wonderful image, Aaron! Many congratulations! #713394

Robin L. Wehrman August 16, 2004

Congratulations on this outstanding image Aaron! and your first place win! #714085

Kelly Abernathy level-classic August 16, 2004

Congratulations on your first place win Aaron! So cute! -K #714090

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic August 16, 2004

Big congrats from me:-) Very cool and very unique! #715018

Dale Ann Cubbage August 16, 2004

Congrats Aaron! This is wonderful! Great capture of the moment! #715621

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe August 21, 2004

Outstanding shot, Aaron. By far my favorite of the winners this month. Great work!! #725499

Kathleen R. Struckle August 26, 2004

Awesome image Aaron!! Congrats on you win!! #736508

Aaron R. Whitney August 26, 2004

Thank you so much to everyone that has commented on my photo. You all have made this very fun and special.

Great bunch we have here!

Aaron #736532


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Uploaded on July 03, 2004

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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