Coming from a dancing background myself, I always wanted to try this kind of photo session. I have a big studio, but did not want the mess and having to clean up! So, one night, I took my studio outdoors. I had perfect conditions: high humidity, warm weather, almost no wind and the perfect dancer!!! Thank you Chris Stuewe for your perseverance in continuing to contact me about making this photo shoot happen! I used my canon Mark 111 camera with a 70-200. I used a mix of strobes and video lights and tested the “in camera” multiple exposure options. 9 multiple exposures did not turn out so great but I got great results with the 3 and 5 options! Here are the results of this fun “dancing with powder” photography session.
Here is an example of the studio portraits we do for a Dance and Performing Arts portfolio. Chris was wonderful to photograph. As a professional dancer, he understands lighting and body movement. This gave us more opportunities to create interesting artistic poses. His black and white headshot is one of my favorite. Here is a short resume about Chris’s accomplishments at such a young age. We wish you good luck with your career!!!
“Chris Stuewe is an Ottawa native who moved from Manotick to New York City to pursue his dance career. He began dancing when he was sixteen at South Carleton High School and now has trained in Los Angeles at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and the Edge Dance Centre. In New York he has trained for a year and a half at the Broadway Dance Centre under many of today’s top choreographers like Sonya Tayeh, Desmond Richardson, La Jon Dantzler, Ellenore Scott, Neil Schwartz, Joshua Pelatzky. He has performed with artists such as Shaggy, Robert Taylor Jr and LMFAO. When Chris returns to Ottawa he teaches and choreographs at various dance studios across the city.” You can check out his website by clicking this link.
Your Ottawa Portrait Photographers,
Julie Robichaud-Martin & Guy Martin
Studio G.R. Martin Photography Ottawa Ontario Canada
Beautiful Dedra… We have had the great pleasure of photographing Dedra ever since she started dancing when she was a little girl…..And this girl can dance….she is incredible. She is now in Toronto, Ontario studding dance and wanted to work on her portfolio images. We had a lovely photo session at our photography studio in Cumberland, Ontario. We went from natural light to flash, changes set-up many times and just had fun. Since she can move so well, we elaborated on her posing skills and incorporated some dance moves in her portrait session. Here are some highlights of the photo session.