Sassy salsa dancer

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Not exactly the sun shining out of her bum, but pretty close! I love the little burst of light in combo with her expression. She is a dance instructor, so she's got the posture down.

Outfit: Rose & Lula dress, Nine West shoes

Strobist info: 200 Genesis with bulb exposed on full power behind subject. Nikon SB600 shooting through a 45" umbrella towards the Genesis stand to help get rid of blanket shadow.

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  1. kai_2011 108 months ago | reply

    fantastic shot, love the movement you've captured and the colours are great

  2. 水 Stormchild 108 months ago | reply

    Sweet. I love lens flares, as long as they're real and not added in Photoshop. Not just the burst of white, but the drop-of-rainbow as well.

    Superb lighting. She looks like she's glowing from within (well, we know that she does, but in this case I mean it literally).

    Same problem with the cropped foot as the other shot. I'm guessing this was unavoidable, shooting in close quarters. A lens with a wider angle may have introduced unwanted distortion.

  3. doublecappuccino 108 months ago | reply

    These are supercool, Erin.

  4. reelgeek 108 months ago | reply

    My script to do the icon replies is broken and I should actually be doing work they pay me for. Hee hee. So I'm going to do a bulk comment reply. Sorry for the impersonal nature.

    Cropping of feet: All these shots were done in my living room. We threw blankets around the floor and walls to help get rid of artifacting from the windows or other wall details. Because she was doing a lot of motion, the blankets on the floor would occasionally end up on top of her feet. I had to crop her feet for that reason.

    Angle: Again, small space and I was using my 50mm so not as to end up seeing the parts of the room not covered by sheets. If I used my wide angle, I'd have to be super close to her head which would affect her movements and cause distortion. I prefer to get all my composition in-camera rather than cropping afterwards.

    Nice words: Thanks! You guys all rule. :)

  5. eblaser 108 months ago | reply

    thanks for the reply as always, Erin!

    your subject has so much confidence in her face and style in her body that i think i want to marry her. may i marry her?

  6. reelgeek 108 months ago | reply

    eblaser : Alas, she is already married to an equally hot Columbian Math Professor. I'm going to have to do some shoots of him "For the ladies" and of course, some of the men as well. :)

  7. Yash malik 107 months ago | reply

    love this back light...

  8. reelgeek 106 months ago | reply

    grigorisgirl: Thank you. :)

    Yash malik: I really like the white backgrounds for portraits too.

  9. Pipall 105 months ago | reply

    Awesome lighting and posing on here! Great job, both of you!

  10. alethea_jasmine 105 months ago | reply

    Wow. The lighting and everything?? Just wow.

  11. r3g 104 months ago | reply

    such an elegant pose.. this girls got talent!

    Seen in your Lighting set. (?)

  12. Mr Din 104 months ago | reply

    great lighting!! bravo!!

  13. Dyvo 101 months ago | reply

    Must say I love this shot as well as the others of her in this little series. Absolutely stunning poses and sense of motion. It looks great against white and that turquoise dress is wonderful!

  14. H.A.T. Photography 96 months ago | reply

    Beautifully done!

  15. fretta609281 93 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Dance, Dance, Dance, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  16. Emmanuel Arruda 60 months ago | reply

    Excelente composição!

    Luz, cor, ângulo, enquadramento. Tudo forma uma imagem harmonioso, criativa e bela.



    Excellent composition!
    Light, color, angle, framing. All image as a harmonious, creative and beautiful.


    Excellent composition!
    Lumière, couleur, angle, cadrage. Toutes les images, comme un développement harmonieux, créatif et beau.


    Composición Excelente!
    Luz, color, ángulo, encuadre. Toda imagen como un desarrollo armonioso, creativo y hermoso.

    EMMANUEL ARRUDA photographia
    Emmanuel Arruda - View my most interesting photos on Flickriver

  17. Chatwick Harpax 24 months ago | reply

    Stunning! Your imagination and artistic vision for this piece is brilliantly woven. We appreciate you posting this magnificent rendering in our group “Thief of Hearts” Brilliant Effort and vision Thank You, with deep obeisance, Chatwick

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