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.
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.
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.