Photo Review - Street Dancers by Greg Arnold

About to be run over by the street dancers at Cuba Dupa!

Wellington, NZ

F6.3, 1/2000s, ISO400, 70mm

Initial Thoughts by Reviewer:

Let’s begin with the good things with this picture and then move on to some constructive criticism.

  • The focus is on point, really sharp on the lady’s face, exposure isn’t shy of perfect and the shutter speed has been nailed as there is no motion blur which is extremely important when trying to freeze a moment as you did wonderfully here.

  • The composition is also good, no useless space above their heads, main subject is in the left half of the photograph and the other women are forming a slight arch around her which portrays her as the leader, the one in front.

  • The colours are outstanding, they aren’t dull and they aren’t too vibrant either. The skin colour is on point and so are the colours of their clothes.

  • The sky isn’t blown out as is tends to be sometimes, it is perfectly balanced with its natural blue colour.

Making Improvements:


Taking another look at the composition, it looks pretty good, maybe a wider field of view would have been better but given that this is photographed in the streets without controlling the situation it is still really nice. You could have levelled out the picture but the slight tilt really gives it the impression of movement, it all depends on the feeling you were going for.