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The Dance Project - Rachael in the Studio

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Learn how to capture shape and form when shooting dancers in the studio. Mark Cleghorn is in the studio playing with the explosive Litemotiv Octa by Elinchrom. Demonstrating how to capture beautiful dance photography. .  

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 Litemotiv, Mark places the light in a variety of position with only a single layer of diffusion to get a clear view of the quality of light. For fill light Mark is trying out new grids on his Rotalux Strip to minimise the light spill. With these accessories Mark demonstrates how to produce a range of styles within a short session.

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