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Flying in Black and White



Aerial artist, Chantelle Murray in mid-flight, which is always beautiful to watch.

Aerial artist, Chantelle Murray in mid-flight, which is always beautiful to watch.
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mktalisic
 
mktalisic May 21, 2019
superb shot
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Montethephotographer August 28, 2019
Thanks so much!
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JanLiz August 01, 2019
Congrats to you AND that model!!
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Montethephotographer August 28, 2019
Thanks so much! Jan!
Douglasfotografia
 
Douglasfotografia May 12, 2020
Beautiful picture. ❤️
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Seisselberg July 16, 2020
Just hanging around ... ;)
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Montethephotographer July 16, 2020
😉😃💪👌
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NickBelial February 20, 2021
Beautiful shot, perfectly rendered in soft monochrome tones. Nicely done.
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mekky_ph March 06, 2021
nice
Pratheesh
 
Pratheesh May 18, 2021
Beautiful
christinepietz_7238
 
christinepietz_7238 July 27, 2021
beautiful lines!
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hamedamohamed July 28, 2021
😍
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debbie_hutt_085 November 15, 2021
Exceptional capture
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Thanks so much Debbie!!

Behind The Lens

Location
This series was shot in the Aerial Dance Studio in Surrey, British Columbia, where Chantelle, the model in the photo, teaches aerial silks.
Time
We shot for a few hours that afternoon. The studio doesn't have windows, so all light was from 4 strobes on very tall stands.
Lighting
My lights had either umbrellas or a strip box, and the main was a parabolic.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon 5d3 with a 24-105 L series lens and a wireless trigger.
Inspiration
I've shot 3 times with Chantelle so far, and as long as she's feeling up for it, I'll shoot with her forever... Because, well, just look at what she can do! There are several more images from this session in my profile and prints are still available at https://monte-arnold.pixels.com/
Editing
I use lightroom and photoshop, NIK and topaz filters, as well as some actions. The biggest post work on this image was simply cleaning up the background, which is a cinder block wall.
In my camera bag
For this set, I brought a Wardrobe bag, another bag of mineral makeup and accessories, 4 strobes, wireless triggers, protein bars and extra batteries.
Feedback
Shoot for the apex of the movement & keep the lights lower power so the recharge time is shorter. If you're in an unfamiliar space, spend the money on a choreographer, makeup artist, and be sure all the equipment is solid and safe.

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