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Featured Photojournalism – Capoeira

18 Nov

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I had a chance to take photos of a capoeira roda last night. I didn’t want to take ‘clinical’ shots and preferred to have a lot of blurred motion so I had the camera on a slow 1/25 and the speedlite at rear curtain sync. Flash was on camera and the exposure was set on manual. The ISO was set on a high ISO 1600 to ensure enough level of the background crowd detail is captured. I like this image as the intensity of the capoeirist’s face combined with both his movement and the crowd in the background does give a the viewer the experience of the high energy involved.

You can view other images of the series here….

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Canon EOS 1D Mark III
EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Speedlite 580 EX II
f/4 1/25th ISO 1600 Manual Exposure Flash fired

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