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Shooting for the book and for my portfolio. Late afternoon sun, Briana and a wall. | by Don Giannatti (aka wizwow)
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Shooting for the book and for my portfolio. Late afternoon sun, Briana and a wall.

I love natural light. I love strobes. I love hot lights, flashlights, HoseMasters and more.

 

Light and shadow... now that's a combo.

 

This was made right outside my studio door against a lovely white wall. I have a model that can fly short distances on command (cool) so we set off to do some editorial work for the Lighting Essentials workbook and the new portfolio. Not sure if this image will make the portfolio... I got about 6 I love and 5 more that are very unique and are growing on me quickly. Obviously only need one... so it will be some time till I make that choice.

 

I chose a long lens and a medium shutter speed. When dancers dance, the ends of feet and hands are traveling very fast. I wanted a little blur in the shot to remove it from a sterile, overly done, sort of image. The patina of reality I call it. I wanted the gritty real life to be such a big part of it. Bri jumped many times (I will be including the contact sheets in the book and her DVD) and it is important to let your talent rest warm up and rest when needed. You never want to be responsible for a model or dancer getting injured doing something for your camera.

 

Photoshop was only used to increase a little contrast.

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Taken on December 13, 2008