Photographing movement: from dancer to fitness instructor

It’s so much fun when you get a challenge. We are always trying to improve our art – to work with shadows and movement that create WOW images.

A few weeks ago, we had a dancer turned fitness instructor in the studio. The challenge was how to not make the images look like teenage dance photos that you see from dance performances. Instead we wanted to highlight her muscle tone and push the boundaries of movement. She was graceful but strong.

The results were thrilling. Since Karen was first a dancer and then a pilates/fitness instructor we began barefooted jumping to show her grace.

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Then we moved to showing her strength. The important part was to display her muscle definition. Her abs were ridiculous. Capturing them while still maintaining femininity was the goal.

It was so much fun to try new things. Work with light to show off her body in new and interesting ways. If you get a chance to take a class with her in NYC you really should. She travels all around the city with her class. We highly suggest looking her up.

Here is the complete set of images from her session. So many angles I never knew the body could make.

 

By | 2016-07-15T22:22:01+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Big Apple Portraits, Galleries|Comments Off on Photographing movement: from dancer to fitness instructor
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