Unconventional Portraiture

Challenge #1 in the Prime Subjects of Photography series. Hosted by Mark Scott Abeln.
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Submit a portrait that breaks the rules. -- There are many highly-regarded principles of portrait photography. If you master them, you are nearly guaranteed to produce a fine portrait. However, learning and mastering all these principles can be difficult, and you risk turning out mediocre and bland images. -- Rather, for this challenge, disregard or modify the rules of portraiture. You may come up with something new and fresh, but also be aware that you also risk making an image that looks ridiculous. Unconventional portraits are often spontaneous, and they tend to emphasize style or attitude. Not having to abide by rules makes this challenge simultaneously easy for the beginning photographer, and exceptionally difficult for an established photographer in the marketplace.
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portraiture of dance
by tojkr
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The South Indian classical dance is performed as a devotion to God. The God Shiva himself was called 'Nata Raja' (king of dance) himself was the foremost dancer; The dance in its purest form depicts the life of God by just signs and the performer loses the 'self' and becomes one in supreme at the act ; Here the dancer depicts 'plucking flowers from garden'
Submitted: Sunday, 15th May, 2011 12:23 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 17th July, 2010
Focal length: 110 mm
Shutter speed: 1/125 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 400
Views: 76
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