So many of you might have heard that I recently began working with Point Park in helping them for their images of the dance program. Last night I had the privilege to work with Susan Stowe, the Chair of the Dance Department, and a great dancer Paulette Lewis of Point Park. We created some amazing images and lines for upcoming publications hopefully.
I knew that I wanted to create some amazing images while utilizing the theatrical stage lighting as well. For a majority of our shoot I shot with a medium octobox boomed overhead as a key light. This provided a nice soft light while allowing us to light her entire body in a spot lighting effect. To bring out the edges of her lines, I used two medium soft boxes with grids on them to focus the light directly onto her. These created a nice thin line of highlights against shadows allowing her body to still show the form. These soft boxes were on floor stands and small pole attachments as most of the work we were doing involved ground work.
Paulette was amazing. While she had to hold poses over and over again that I would never dream of holding or even attempting, she maintained a great worth ethic. With Susan directing Paulette on technical form and visual appearance it really made the shoot go more smoothly. I was shooting tethered to a laptop so that Susan and Paulette could see what was looking great and what needed moving with the lighting and power levels.
Here are some images and a quick video from the shoot from my assistant Dustin Yonish, My assistant for the evening. You can visit his work here : Dustin Yonish