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Dance Study: Chanté S. Rowe
Dancer: Chanté S. Rowe
During our last Dance Study session in Central Park, I decided to wind down the shoot by finding a location in which Chanté could grab a seat and do some poses (or have her do some simple standing poses). We passed by an area by a lake in the park in which there was a nice open area complete with a rock to sit on. Since she had been standing and on her toes for most of the session I wanted to give her a little bit of a break. Also, this allowed me an opportunity to grab some portraits of her in the outfit and her pointe shoes (since she photographs very well).
As I set up my flash (moving it around several times trying to find a good spot and getting the flash to stand properly on the soft ground) and began to shoot, I noticed I was standing directly in front of the sun and was getting a significant amount of lens flare. It was washing out Chanté so I decided to reposition myself. Was liking some of the images that were coming out, but I actually wanted a little bit of solar flare in the shot, but not enough to wash out everything else in the shot. After a bit of repositioning, I found a good position to stand in which I’d be able to get the look I was going for.
In post-production I wanted to process the image in Lightroom so I could darken up some of the areas that are just a bit washed out, just to make the image sing a little bit more; and to give the image a little bit of a glow to give it a dreamy feel to it.