|Before this was about the best I could hope for: well-timed, unobstructed, with the full subject in the shot.|
I have been taking capoeira photos for years. Most of them are just fine, as I'm mostly focused on just capturing the photo at the right moment. However, in terms of composition I actually prefer to have the full body in the picture. Because of the way capoeira is normally played, I would always get someone in the way of my shot because there are people standing around the players in a circle (called a roda), or to avoid this, I would have to crouch down practically between someone's legs and it became a struggle to get both players in a shot. I would miss many of the impressive moves as players came so close to me they were out of frame.
Anyway, I finally got a lens to solve this problem, and I've really happy about it because to me it feels it captures the whole essence of the roda a lot better. Its easy to get the players, the musicians, those watching, etc... the whole event.
|Now... See??? Players, musicians, singers... ATMOSPHERE! yayy|
|Well, I'm please at least. Except for the ugly sky and grass this day that made me want them B&W.|
The only drawback is that the distortion from the viewfinder is so mind-boggling that its only a matter of time before I get kicked in the head, completely unaware that I'm so close to the action.