Candice Theasby beauty and dance shots-must see!
Candice Theasby maximised our time on the dance photography shoot at Watson’s Academy of Dance in Hartlepool, She suggests we take a few headshots and portraits first . Similar to what we had taken for Reece Woodier earlier in the day using only a few light modifiers
Preparation and Equipment for the Dance Shoot
As usual on many photographic assignments, you can’t bring everything with you. You must quickly adapt and make best use of the equipment you have to hand. Candice is against a black background and the camera settings are totally blocking out any ambient light. She is only lit by the strobe/s.
Benefits of working with dedicated people on a dance shoot
Candice is, as you can see, very beautiful but getting the lighting right is still crucial to a good looking image. The dance images here showcase her beauty. I am very pleased with them. Not only is she beautiful, she is an amazing dancer. As mentioned in a previous blog, she is very professional to work with. Nothing is too much trouble and she is always willing to keep going until we get the look we are after. This is my first encounter working with Candice and I am pleased to say another will be arranged, I’m really looking forward to it.
Amazing dance skills
Candice studies dance at The Urdang Academy in London. There can be no doubting her ability and this is one of the challenges I love most about dance photography. Trying to catch the right moment is not always easy. Trying to catch the right moment with the ‘right light’ is even more challenging! I personally find that the more I understand light, the more particular I become. So the more I have to work to get the ‘look’ I want. I thought things were supposed to get easier!
Watson’s Academy of Dance , based in Hartlepool are situated in a magnificent old building offering many interesting dance photography opportunities, I can’t wait to go back .
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