Belly Dancers, et al.

I recently had the opportunity to photograph a belly dancer and a male model at a recent get-together for the opening of First Zoom Studios, in Shilin, Taiwan.  It was fun to get together with some other local photographers.

I had an idea right from the start for the belly dancer, and with some additional advice on dance moves from the lovely Eszter, we came up with a photo that I’m quite happy with.  For the main light, I used a softbox umbrella on a Alien Bees 800 and two black cards to turn it onto a strip light.  The hair light was a Sunpak 555, orange gelled and snooted.

A belly dancer dances seductively.

After shooting with Eszter, I wanted to shoot a strong portrait with the male model on hand, Eduardo.  For something a little different, I decided to take Eduardo into the alleyway behind the studios and use a brick wall as a background.  I used a single small softbox with a Nikon SB-800 to light him up.  Simple, but effective.

A latino male model leans confidently against a brick wall.

Sorry I haven’t been blogging as much lately, but life has been very busy in good ways!  I’ll try to step it up in the next few months and get a few more blog posts up.

Cheers,
-Neil

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Categories: PHOTOGRAPHY, Portraiture | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Belly Dancers, et al.

  1. both shots are really good.
    i really like the angle of the dancer

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