To light this model, I used two softboxes and positioned them about a foot away from the subject—one on each side. I did this to create highlights that outline his arms and define his muscles.
A e model stood very close to the softboxes. A is created a short fall off of light that infused shadow on his body. To feather the light, I turned the face of the softboxes toward the camera slightly.
To fill in some detail on the model's face and to add catch light to his eyes, I added a beauty dish in front of the model. I love the symmetry in this image and was careful in placing lights to achieve it.
My vision for this photograph was to create a sense of power for the model and generate intensity in his eyes to connect him with the viewer.
Amy Dieker © Amy Dieker
When making this shot, I wanted to capture the vibrancy and strength of movement in dance, so I made it a point to shoot on a solid white background. A is brought the focus to the dancer and emphasized her shape and form.
I love this gesture because it captures the vitality and grace of movement.
To freeze the motion of my dancer and capture my vision, I used Profoto compact heads.
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