Black and White Ballerina

Back to natural light for a few shots…there are times when ditching the lighting setup and going natural is so much better.  I love transforming the feel of environments.  This was shot in my apartment, which is usually not so great with daylight, but it’s all in the timing and settings.  We’ll just leave the laundry I still need to put away out of the shot (Mom, don’t look at me like that)!  Anyway, Brittany here is so elegant…I love how she adds to the dreamy effect.

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Ballet and Audrey

My mission this past Monday: get out the camera and celebrate the end of winter with the lush green of Central Park.  Brittany and I got up early to take advantage of the soft gray, slightly foggy sky.  FYI: cloudy is better for outdoor shoots when you’re just bringing a camera with no extra lighting gear!  It’s funny, normally the gray weather doesn’t put me in the best of moods, but when I have a project like this, I’m all too happy to run around in the mist.

I’m going to show you these in more than one post.  This is the first look we did…inspired by the movie “Funny Face” with Audrey Hepburn.  I wasn’t allowed to watch TV as a child (a good thing in my opinion), but I did get to watch a lot of musicals…my mother got me hooked at a young age.  “Funny Face” is one of my favorites…of course it is, it has a photographer in it 😉

Side note:  I learned that dancers go through their pointe shoes in 2 weeks, sometimes even 2 days!

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