A few days ago, I had the pleasure of having a very talented young lady in front of my lens. I was very excited trying all kinds of poses with this young Ballerina as well set ups in my studio here in Las Vegas. Losing flexibility over the years myself, it first appeared to be a challenge.But this young lady was able to express the poses I suggested easily. I Armelly was a pleasure to work with, very mature for her age of only 10 years, easy to direct and a beautiful subject.
Since this was our first session together, we warmed up with a white backdrop and some easy ballet poses going through the positions. After that we started with posing her in the studio.
Since the white backdrop was a not the best contrast for the light ballet tights, we switched over to a black backdrop and included a glass table top that we placed on top of the backdrop to create a natural reflection.
This allowed us to get stunning images with a prop that was easy to use. Armelly's physical flexibility and her calm, friendly and gentle personality transferred great into these images.
Bringing in a mirror, allowed us to step it up yet again and we were able to capture some even more creative images of this young Ballerina.
All in all this was a very well rounded creative session that due to the set changes took a little longer than expected but the outcome of these photographs proves that it was worth every minute spent.