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A studio dance session featuring Addie, some pointe shoes, and a whole lotta talent.

© Donald J. Fadel, Jr. |

We shot this with a single light mounted in a parabolic umbrella. This modifier is unique in that it is a fairly large light source, yielding soft yet punchy light. While it wraps well, it is directional, allowing a contrasty, dramatic look. Spill turned our white background a soft grey, which I colorized in post production.

I liked the play of the blue cast with her blonde hair.

Addie is fabulously flexible, with great body control – the allure of the dancer – as show here (sans pointe shoes):

© Donald J. Fadel, Jr. |

Same colorization, different lighting. This time we added a gridded strobe to the parabolic (changing the para’s position) to add a highlight, emphasizing her abs.

Cool looks for cool dance poses.

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