A Photographer's Lightbox

Archive for June, 2021

Lighting Stand In

Setup for Dancer Photographs – Cary Ballet Conservatory Studio Recital 4 June 2021

I’d metered my lights but still needed a Stand In for a test shot.

Ended up with a Sit In but she worked with me!

Studio Dog aka “Lucy”


Dancer Headshot

I mentioned Grace Kelly and of course, she didn’t know who that was. Her Mom just smiled.

Julia Walden at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021


Elegant Allegro

Julia Walden at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021


Juneteenth Plus 1

Willie Hinton at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021


Juneteenth Eve

Willie Hinton at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021


Low Key

Stage Light in Studio

Willie Hinton at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021


High Key

He put up with me test driving home brew, hot rod lights for three hours

Willie Hinton at Cary Ballet Conservatory 13 June 2021


2021 Showcase Studio Photographs

Yep, they’re on line, T-Ball to Triple A

Galleries here: 2021 Showcase Studio Photographs

Cary Ballet Conservatory Studio Recital – 5 June 2021


Backlit II

Another photographer mistake as I ignored the limits of my lights

My bet is, she’ll forgive me

Cary Ballet Conservatory – 5 June 2021


Tough Customer

Bookings since late May (hallelujah!) have delayed the edit of these Studio Recital photographs until today.

Aiming to finish and post by late Saturday. This was the first of a long and unusual day. Which I loved.

I’m anxious to see them too and sure I better deliver – or else!

Pre-Ballet 4-6 Year Old

Cary Ballet Conservatory Studio Recital – 5 June 2021


Backlit

Sometimes, a photographer sets his main light to full power.

And knows it will take 1.7 seconds to recycle

But he gets in the moment and fires in .5 seconds. And pretends he planned it.

Cary Ballet Conservatory – 5 June 2021


Danseur

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Felipe Valentini

Professional Training Program at Cary Ballet Conservatory – 5 June 2021


Why I Know Everything Will Be Okay

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Pre-Ballet 4-6 Year Old

Cary Ballet Conservatory Studio Recital – 5 June 2021


Just One More

When a Dancer asks, my answer is always, yes!

 

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Dancer Isabelle Burke

Cary Ballet Conservatory – 5 June 2021