Year Two (51) – Lauren

Off to the Old Bakery last night and the theme was dancing – we had two dancers turn up, but I focused on only one of them – Lauren. I picked her up before the shoot, and discovered she had never had her photo taken as a dancer / model and she was a little nervous… I told her that the group of photographers were equally nervous… and they she was in charge…

Photography and Dance is fun – the perfect facebook splat!

Learning to talk to the the model has really helped, I chipped at showed Lauren the photos I liked to keep her inspired, she suggested ideas, I suggested how more definition would improve the shot, and I got creative using ND filters in the shot, and shot with photoshop in mind. I wanted Lauren to end up with some explosive shots that showed off the movement and power of dance.

I was had set up a speedlite, but adding up spending more of my time in the strobe light set up, which was frustrating when I wanted rear speed sync and couldn’t use it … but I am delighted with the variety of images and really hope that Lauren likes them too.

Sleep, Eat, Water, Excercise and repeat
An encouraging message to share with dance students, the importance of a healthy routine
Magic of Dance
Creating images and outlines of dance highlighting her great body shape.
Dance Energy
The energy of dance – dragging the flash and merging
Keep Calm
Lots of flash to freeze the motion
Lauren - Dance
Dynamic Body Shapes – Lauren was a great jumper
Social Media Profile
An extreme look – everyone likes to be made thinner in photoshop!

The full image gallery is available here: Lauren’s Dancing Photoshoot.

What do you think? I would really appreciate your comments and ideas in the comments box….