Fashion and Beauty Inspired Portraiture
In the ballet world, it is Tutu Tuesday! So here is my contribution to that amazing world. I love how light plays with tulle. That's one of the reasons that it is used in many weddings.
Stephanie pulled her wedding dress out of an eight year storage to do a Glam the Dress photo shoot with me. As you can see from these images, she was once again radiant.
Most of my Glam the Dress shoots are done in my studio with both strobes and natural light, but this time we did it all with natural light out in a beautiful upscale location. Tim, her husband, came along to be in some of her shots. Very cool, Tim!
In fact, this was my first ever photo shoot with a belly dancer. I recently did a flowing dress shot with a ballerina, so I thought I would try it with a belly dancer.
Cari is a local dancer that also makes belly dance costumes. She brought a large number of costumes but were lucky to get through 4 of them for the shoot. I think that this is my favorite image from the shoot.
JubileeProject has created a very powerful video.
Most of us can guess the types of answers that adults would give to the question "What would you change about your body?".
But what if you asked the question to kids? It's surprising.
Check out the video:
For a Halloween Spoof, Andrea and I created a mock book cover. So there's not a real book behind the cover, affirming that you should never judge a book by the cover. Hmmm, I wonder if there is a market for bookless book covers over at the book store?
Credit: Andrea Lasley www.alasley.com
I discovered that dance is a complete world of art, in itself. It's not only beautiful and exciting when you watch amazing dancers in motion, but it offers up endless possibilities for stunning still images. And there lies my new passion - dance photography.
Yes, I now even watch Dancing With the Stars! Faithfully!
I find myself surprised at the physical strength required in artful dance forms. And some of them require such stringent rules to be followed. It takes a special person to meet the expectations and not go crazy in the midst of it all. I understand the controversy that exists on whether dancers are athletes or artists or both. I fall to the school of thought arguing that it is "both". I can see the rigorous training that is physically demanding, injury prone and requiring such strength. Reminds me of football players and gymnasts, to name a couple. The rules can be listed so simply, but one spends a lifetime tying to implement them correctly.
My hat is off to serious dancers.
Photo credit: Andrea Lasley www.alasley.com
I recently did a photo shoot with Andrea Lasley and a dozen pink roses. We shot a number of different concepts, and one of them included soft images using pink rose petals. We had a lot of fun creating them, but this kind of thing is right down Andrea's road. She gets kinda crazy with having fun!
Some of the images involved her blowing the petals into the air and my trying to capture her face as well as the moving petals. That's a little harder to do than it sounds. It's seems the petals were never in the right place in the air each time her face was perfect. So we did some extra shots of the petals falling in mid air and I composted a few of those petals into the final images of her face.
The sad news is that three roses did die in the process of making these images...
Model: Andrea Lasley www.alasley.com
Photobombing happens all the time. But it's not usually done by the photographer himself. After all, he/she should be behind the camera! But, alas, it does happen when the photographer has a remote control device for his camera. You have to watch out for these photogs!
Poor Andrea had no idea I was back there in the shot.
Model: Andrea Lasley www.alasley.com
Feeling good about your body image. It seems to be immensely difficult for so many women, especially as they age. Upworthy shares one woman's pilgrimage and it's worth the short watch.
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