Dancing in Phoenix

A sexy female dancer up on her toes

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One of the beliefs I have has a photographer/individual is you should never settle for where you are at in your career.  If you are not pushing forward and learning something new then your work becomes stale and boring.  Who wants that?!? I try to expand my knowledge of photography whenever I can.  This learning can come from books, online tutorials, or workshops put on by world class instructors such as Don Giannatti.  Don recently taught a lighting class here in Phoenix which I was fortunate enough to attend.  Learning about off camera flash has been my obsession lately so this class was a welcomed adventure. We were able to spend several hours shooting Brianna and Garrett in various poses and lighting conditions.  It was such a fun day working with these two talented and upcoming dancers. Below you will see a few of my favorites from the day’s shoot. As always you can click on the pics to view them larger. A young hip hop dancer popping a move Female dancer jumping Young dancers doing an overhead lift. Young female dancer leaning into her partner   A male and female dance partners posing by a  handrail. Female dancer jumping to her partner


Until next time…

Camera: Canon 40D with a Canon 85mm and a Canon 17-40L

Processing: Lightroom 4.1

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  1. Dude, these made me happy this morning! I need to learn more about off camera lighting, and these just further that desire. You be lucky man!

    1. Bri thank you. I will be emailing these to you soon. You guys were a lot of fun to work with and brought so much energy.

  2. These are outstanding Chris. You’ve done such an incredible job here. I really need to learn how to use off camera flash.

  3. An impressive collection of images. You’re absolutely right – we do have to keep pushing the boundaries of our knowledge, and tackle something new.

  4. What a great, GREAT set here Chris! Wow, my friend! Love your compositions here, really top drawer work. Also, the shadows in those 2 b&w shots are beyond dramatic, my friend!! Great work!

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