Experimental Shoots: Motion Blur with Raphaella
Raphaella is very well known as a dance model, her moves are amazing. She is also a complete whirlwind - I'm a fast shooter and I struggled to keep up with her.
I wanted to capture that essence of whirlwind and also take some dance shots that weren't pin-sharp but instead used the motion as part of the image.
These shots are a mix of studio flash, modelling lamps, additional lights - in all sorts of combinations. Shutter speeds were tweaked on the fly to ensure exposure and motion in different ways.
For me I really like (a) the genuine sense of motion, without their necessarily being a visible, fixed image and (b) those images which almost capture Raphaela in two places at once.
About the Experimental Shoots Blog Posts
In this series I am focussing on different kinds of setups I've tried. Some are more successful than others. The idea is tweak your creative juices. I'm going to give a few tips as we go, but not full details - I want your experiments to be your own - you will have different ideas, equipment, setups and so on.
I am always interested in the results, and if you want to post them to me I would be very happy to put them on the blog.
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