Join David Hobby for an in-depth discussion in this video Planning the shoot with dancer Stephanie Yezek, part of Lighting with Flash: Capturing a Dancer in Motion.
So we're here with Stephanie Yezek, who is one of the finalists in the current year's…Rising Stars Program that I was talking about earlier, and I saw her perform, and it was…absolutely amazing, frankly, just like every one of the Rising Stars was.…And we did a session couple of weeks ago, three weeks, maybe a month ago, something…like that, where we were shooting against sunset with her doing leaps and such, and…I wanted to come in and do this against white, so we can completely take out the background if we want.…So her job will be to just do amazing leaps and suspend gravity and hang in the middle…of the air like Michael Jordan, and my job will be to do this.…
So that's the division of labor as they exist here.…And we've got a mark for you right here.…That tripod is going to move,…I would think, or it's going to be a really interesting first sequence, as you come running through.…We can move this mark a little bit if we need to, depending on what your line is going to…be, but I want to make sure you've got a really door to exit out of going that way, without…
- Assessing a space and setting up a background
- Lighting a background to create a "blow-away white"
- Working with umbrellas and ring light adaptors
- Lighting to show musculature and form