Kuhio Beach Hula: A behind the scenes portrait

Hula Dancers, Behind the Scenes - Honolulu, Hawaii

Hula Dancers, Behind the Scenes – Honolulu, Hawaii

Sometimes everything falls into place and an opportunity presents itself to make a nice photograph. When shooting performances, like the Kuhio Beach Hula Show I recently talked about, it’s worthwhile to scout behind the scenes. On the other side of the stage, near the changing tent, I spotted these beautifully dressed performers. I asked if I can make a portrait.

The light was wonderful and the Fuji X100S, known for rendering nice skin tones, did its job. Sure, I tweaked my JPEG in post, adding a bit more saturation and shadow fill, but that’s about it. I think the background almost looks like a canvas painting as if this was shot on a make-believe set.

Nope. I happened in real life on Waikiki Beach.


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