I took these photographs back in December 2017. The models are Larissa Bellamy and Danny Hayhurst. This ‘Movement in Dance’ shoot offered some fine and strong pose holds. Larissa and Danny were consummate professionals and I enjoyed the small amount of time that I got to work with them on this particular cold December evening back in 2017. For one reason or another I didn’t get to edit them at the time and only came across the RAW files recently. I’m glad I did as I really loved a handful of the shots that I managed to capture and have presented them below.
Some of the lifts and holds require a huge amount of strength, stamina and concentration. Especially in a photo studio when you have got a photographer shouting “That’s great, wonderful, hold it there”. So hats off to both Larissa and Danny for the effort that they put into this shoot and certainly for the advice that they were willing to offer in terms of making the best of the poses and lifts, it made for some cracking shots.
It’s always great to work with good models. I for one am not afraid to listen to feedback and advice from the models that I shoot. It pays to remember that they are working professionals too and can have their own unique take on what works and what doesn’t. Unfortunately I have met many a photographer out there who can get upset at the drop of a hat, who communicate poorly and get well above their stations in studio shoot situations which almost always results in bad vibes within the creative environment. This is never any good for anybody and often results in a poor session and certainly doesn’t ever yield any notable imagery. But if you remain calm, attentive, reasonable, pleasant and open to suggestions, at the same time as offering your creative approach, you will find that this will go a long way to showing how professional you are and will most definitely be reflected in the quality of imagery that you produce.
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