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Bharat Mistry-Dance-104

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Behind The Lens


This was taken at a Dance Studio a friend of mine owns. I'm fortunate to work with some of the fantastic dancers there. This is Julia, a highly awarded competitive dancer. I've worked with her before and we have a great repore on trying unusual poses and techniques.


During the day, but it doesn't really matter as it was indoors with studio lighting.


I was teaching dance photography to some students and this is from one of the test sessions to show how effective even a single light shot can be very dramatic if done right. This was a medium softbox, gridded for directional lighting to get that light fall off on the background. Main goal was to accentuate the her muscles and to play on my philosophy of light against dark, dark against light.


Shot on a Nikon D800, w/28-70mm f2.8. Handheld. Storm grey paper backdrop. 1 Einstein E640 strobe w Medium gridded softbox. Pocket Wizard triggers.


IT was to show some of my students single light portraiture.


General processing in Lightroom. Black & White conversion in On1 with additonal border.

In my camera bag

Depends what I'm shooting. Can range from my Nikon D800, D300IR, to my Lumix GH4 to my Fuji XT-2 to Horseman 45FA 4x5, to Fuji GX617. Different tools for different purposes. Don't be a slave to a brand (unless they're paying you!)


Find someone to work with that you have chemistry with and are on the same wavelength of what you want to accomplish. Be open to input and ideas from your model/dancer. Practice different techniques by starting off with something simple till your master it and then getting more complex.

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