Last weekend I was back down in Victoria for a job and had the privilege to shoot the daughter of my friend, Karen. Caitlin is a dancer and along with her friend Mia, they both had the courage to brave the wintery evening, go outside and have their photo taken while being covered with flour. I have to say, the girls were terrific! Whilst the rest of us were rugged up with 3-4 layers of clothes, Caitlin and Mia jumped and twirled time after time until we got the shots. And, for our first attempt, I think they’ve come out pretty well :-).
Stay tuned for some more photo’s of the girls in coming posts too – we followed up with a lifestyle shoot the next day. They are both just so drop-dead gorgeous I can hardly wait to finish editing them so I can share them with you.
Canon 7D | EF 24-105L | Canon 580EX II & Canon 430EX II Speedlites | Umbrella softbox (camera right) and bare strobe (camera left) | Post: Lightroom 4
Above: Caitlin. I think this shot is beautiful but both Caitlin and her mother tell me that from a dancers perspective it isn’t up to scratch (apparently the feet aren’t pointed enough and the hands aren’t correct either). This took quite a few takes as well to get the powder spray right. Click on the image above to see it larger too – its worth it I think.
Above: Mia. Here, Mia would spring up from a crouched position and form this most amazing shape. Right at the pinnacle of her form, my assistant would throw the flour – snap. Bingo!
Above: Caitlin. This was taken towards the end of the shoot. You can see on the floor that quite a bit of flour had already been used and by this stage Caitlin was caked in enough of the stuff that a little more didn’t matter. Here we sprinkled it through her hair and followed up with the great hair flick.
Above: Caitlin. We covered her arms in flour here while she jumped into the air.
Above: Caitlin (left) & Mia (right). BFF’s.