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The Dance Project - Charlotte in the Studio

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Learn how to capture shape and form when shooting dancers in the studio. With the massive Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv in hand, Mark Cleghorn teaches you not just how to work with new dancers but how to get the most out of your first session.

When working with someone new, Mark uses the initial session to get to know the model. By getting the dancer to execute a variety of positions, movements and add their own input, Mark gets a clear idea of the dancers look, abilities and creative input; key aspects f­or planning future shoots. To test the new Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv, Mark places the light in a variety of position with only a single layer of diffusion creating gorgeous window light at will. For fill light Mark is trying out new grids on his Rotalux Strips to control the light minimising spill. Progressing the session on Mark uses a variety props, light setups, outfits and light sources to create a range of beautiful images. 

Equipment: Canon 5D Mkiii, Canon 24-105mm, Canon 70-200mm, Canon 50mm f1.4, Elinchrom Pro HD 1000, Elinchrom Pro HD 500 x2, Elinchrom Indirect Litemotiv Octa 190cm, Elinchrom Rotalux Softbox 50x130cm  x2, Elinchrom, Elinchrom EL-Skyport, Sekonic Light Meter.