Dancing around the shadows… again

Our assignment this week was to use our rainbow of gels to change the kind of light our flash put out to match ambient light. This method is used because some lights put out a color. Tungsten lights are warm and usually give photos a orangey-cast. Fluorescent puts out cool green and sometimes a little magenta. By putting a gel on the light, you can alleviate some of the color cast.

Here’s the photo I chose for my select, and also my lighting diagram.

Rachel Holmberg and Deb Forck practice ballet at the bar on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Both take classes at Studio B in Columbia, Mo. Holmberg just began ballet this summer. “(Ballet is) relaxing. It’s strengthening while centering me,” Holmberg said.

I am very happy about how the light fell on her face. I forgot to bring anything to diffuse my flash with but luckily there were some paper towels on the floor that I used instead. I found that increasing the power of the flash would allow enough light through but still soften the shadow
and angles. I know this photo is a a bit under exposed, but I think it was the best from my take that demonstrated all the proper techniques.

 

 

 

 

Here’s a few more from today, just to look at!

Holmberg and Forck again.

Cory Keck and Kari Laudano practice a rhythm medley.
I think I would have turned this one in, if it wasn’t for the expression on Keck’s face! He must have blinked from the flash. But I love the shadow at their feet.

Keck and Laundano.
I thought this shot was fun, but it was too underexposed to make the select.

P.S. If you like to watch dance, Keck and Laundano will be performing a showcase at Studio B on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m.!