Tunnel Shoot

March 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Dance shoot in a tunnel with gelled strobes.  Ballerina pose in a tutu.  Canon strobists.First AttemptI recently discovered this large tunnel in Laredo and since it is a new tunnel it has yet to be occupied by bats--yes bats!! For those of you who have not been in any tunnels here they are overrun by bats and the stench of guano is horrific! This is just one of many dance shoots that I have recently done in an attempt to emulate another photographer who I feel is a very talented dance photographer. This was also my first attempt at using gels on my strobes. I think it went rather well. This shot was with a blue gelled Canon 580 EXII behind the dancer and a Canon 430 EXII camera left as a main light. My second attempt was even better. Model: Andrea Iglesias

I recently discovered this large tunnel in Laredo and since it is a new tunnel it has yet to be occupied by bats--yes bats!!  For those of you who have not been in any tunnels here they are overrun by bats and the stench of guano is horrific!

This is just one of many dance shoots that I have recently done in an attempt to emulate another photographer who I feel is a very talented dance photographer.

This was also my first attempt at using gels on my strobes.  I think it went rather well.  This shot was with a blue gelled Canon 580 EXII behind the dancer and a Canon 430 EXII camera left as a main light.  My second attempt was even better.

Model:  Andrea Iglesias

 

The image below is my second attempt at the blue gelled tunnel shoot was much better as I used a larger strobe (Einstein 640 by Paul C. Buff) behind the dancer and positioned it farther down the tunnel in order to light more of the tunnel.  Next time I think I will move it even farther down the tunnel.  I used a snooted Canon 580EXII camera left to light the subject.  I needed a larger snoot opening or repositioning of the 580 in order to light the entire subject.  You can barely see, on the wall to the right of the subject some whitening of the wall from the 580!

Overall, I am very pleased with the results.

Next time I want to add water on the floor so when the dancer jumps the water sprays!!

Model:  Sophia Zarate

dance poses, jumps, in a tunnel shot using stobes and gels.Second AttemptMy second attempt at the blue gelled tunnel shoot was much better as I used a larger strobe (Einstein 640 by Paul C. Buff) behind the dancer and positioned it farther down the tunnel in order to light more of the tunnel. Next time I think I will move it even farther down the tunnel. I used a snooted Canon 580EXII camera left to light the subject. I needed a larger snoot opening or repositioning of the 580 in order to light the entire subject. You can barely see, on the wall to the right of the subject some whitening of the wall from the 580! Overall, I am very pleased with the results. Next time I want to add water on the floor so when the dancer jumps the water sprays!! Model: Sophia Zarate


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