According to China Culture Org - "The Shenzhen Song and Dance Ensemble was established in October 1987 under the Culture Bureau of Shenzhen. With 110 total staff members, the ensemble is composed of the Dance Troupe, Song Troupe, and Stage Engineering department."
"As a cultural emissary of Shenzhen, the ensemble has paid touring
performances to Germany, Britain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Luxemburg, Austria and Australia,
receiving a warm welcome and applause from international friends and
The Ensemble did only ONE show in New Zealand, a 90 minutes show at the stuffy TSB Arena in Wellington. The ticket was $20 per adult, I did not go; not because of the $20 but I was NOT ALLOWED to shoot pictures ;)
Celia Wade-Brown (center) was there, so was our friend Chris Bing; the local Nikon fanatic ;)
Chris was the official photographer for the organiser and that is why I am using his pictures.
Here is what he said... "All the Indoor shots were taken with the D3 and D3s. at ISO 6400. I had the
24-70 f2.8 on one camera and the 105 micro f2.8 on the other. The
lighting on stage was very challenging!"
As for the last shot on top, I prefer the cropping below; the crop removed all that clutter on the bottom of the frame.
"And behind stage light was non existent apart from one lamp. I cloned the lamp out
with the spot remover tool in Lightroom for the close up of the
girl's back! Is that allowed in reportage photography or as a
photo study for a competition?"
I don't think so mate, if you are working in a photo agency or newspaper (Asian newspapers not included ;) you will be out of a job pronto! As for competition, look at this link!
Famous Last Words...
"Thanks CY for putting my photo on the blog. I just noticed it. Just
another excuse to have a dig at me for carrying these big and heavy
cameras. But can the OM-D do what I have done?"
I really don't know my friend, why don't you get me in the next time and we will do a you-Nikon and me-OMD duet and we will see ;)