Sunday, May 2, 2010

Dance Photography in Action

This weekend I continued my springtime Dance Photography activities. Here are some images of my studio and me at work.
We were shooting against a plain black background to highlight the dancer and the costume.

Working with a main and fill in front and 2 grids to the back for rimlighting, we were able to capture some great images of this dancer in mid-leap.


  1. I liked seeing you in your studio, your setup and the end result. Great picture of the dancer! I would be interested in knowing some technical details about the shoot -- ISO, aperture, shutter speed, focal length etc.

  2. Linda - I'm shooting around 1/200 at f/5.6. I alternate between medium-wide (my 17-50mm f/2.8) and Tele (my 70-200 f/2.8). I use studio triggers for the flash and generally use 4 lights for most studio work: Main/Fill up front, and back/rim lighting for black.