The Gloucester County College Photography Club meets every third Wednesday of the month and last June we had a dancer who modeled for us, Her name is Jamie Haack. She has a very flexible body and the poses she did were incredible. We setup a continuous paper and did a cross lighting, both lights used a 36″ softbox. I forgot the power dialed on both lights, but I think we metered it at F8.
There are several shooters and each has to take turn to shoot the subject. Since the lighting is pretty much set, the only thing you need to work on is how to direct the model and how to compose your shot. What I did was play on the aperture by closing and opening it thereby giving me different feel in my shots. However, I think I chose 1/160 second in most of my shots because it gave me what I like.
Going back to the shoot, I was using a Sony A850 and I had my favorite lens attached, Sony 100 mm F/2.8. I like this lens so much that it’s my go to lens for portraiture. Though, in that shoot it was difficult to use because of the space. I cannot move farther because I will have immovable objects in my shot and I don’t want to deal with it in the post process. I like to get it right in the camera the first time and less post process later.
Hope I did our dancer/model justice with these shots.