I had the chance to do some portraits of some of the talent we had at the LE Weekend Meetup. They were Briana’s dance company and all of them were delightful and beautiful dancers. The folks who came had a blast and I was simply stunned that so many people came so far to hang out with us.
We had photographers from NY / FL / WA / CA / KS / TX and other far flung areas… we covered North America pretty well.
More shots from that weekend coming when I get them all in from the folks… wow, it was fun.
The first portrait was of Briana and done as a demonstration for one of the photographers who wanted to understand the large fill card and main light approach.
I took some of the other dancers to the lobby for a short natural light session. Natural light was my first love in photography, and going back to it is a choice and a joy.
The light in the foyer area was coming through an open door, and filling the bright walls. I used a couple of pieces of fome core for the main light, and set my ISO up to allow a faster shutter speed.
Next up was Danica. She had this incredible hair and I wanted to get something I was seeing in my head. I moved her quite close to the doorframe for this shot, and used a fome core bounce card for the main light.
Miranda was sitting in the chairs on one of the walls of the foyer, and I simply loved the look. Placing her low in the frame gives the image some dynamic. At least, I like it and it is more a stylistic way I like to shoot these days.
It is always fun to get a chance to shoot some portraits. Between all the goings on that day, it was a welcome respite for me.