Ok, so they are young girls but they were both so supple just like Ebony Colley of Tipi Yoga. I can barely even touch my toes – yet. I am working on it.
Lighting proved challenging at times, especially when you weren’t sure where they were going to end up after a move or you knew the lights were going to be in their way.
One shot I was particularly keen to get was an image of the ballet shoes lit with a small spotlight. This was attained using a snoot, which narrows the light source down. Note to self. This metal modifier gets hot.
Another shot I wanted was one of a dancer on points with a floaty piece of material floating behind her. So with the wind machine on high, with a danger of goose bumps creating shadows, we aimed the machine at different angles but failed to get the effect I wanted. Plan B. Have someone throw the cloth in the air. Problem solved.