I got to do something fun recently. I met this beautiful senior from Barrington who is a ballet dancer. I had bought these glass light globes and had wanted to photograph a ballet dancer surrounded by light. It is a tricky thing to do to photograph burning light while using studio lights, but it wouldn’t have been right to do one without the other, as I wanted the edginess of the studio lighting like I do for all of my athletes, but I wanted the glowing light from the candles, as well.
I suspended the globes from the ceiling with clear lines – and shattered one in the process (thankfully before she arrived). Also thankful I had the black down on the floor, so it was easier to clean up than on my wood floors. This senior was such a wonderful sport, as I relied on her for posing, as she knew best what poses, positioning, and angles are best for her lines. I look forward to doing the rest of her senior pictures later in the spring, once her dance schedule lightens up a bit.
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