Dancers leap into the air at the Northern Lights School of Dance in Whitehorse, Yukon. Photo by Rick Massie / Yukon Sport Photographer
This was a tough shoot. Why, you ask?
A) The walls and ceiling were either very bright white, or very light pink. This means lots of spill, and possibly pink color casts bleeding into the pictures.
B) The wall on the left is not a wall. It’s a huge mirror along the length of it! This causes more light spill, and stray reflections that might leak light into parts of the photo where I don’t want it.
C) The wall across from that? It’s all windows. And they run along the length of the room. And no blinds.
Hmmm….I was envisioning dancers against a dark background. How to pull this off? Continue reading →
Dallas Seavey arrives in Circle City, Yukon Quest 2011
It was cold. Somewhere near -50, if I remember correctly. A few of us were getting antsy, and knew Dallas would be arriving shortly, thanks to GPS tracking devices.
It’s always a bit of a gamble to head out too early. At -50, your body, your camera, and your lenses will all hate you if you head out too early. Nobody wants to spend an hour outside at those temperatures. (though you have to wonder – how do those mushers do it?)
Here’s a shot from a photosession with the Kwanlin Kanucks here in Whitehorse. It was for a cover shoot for What’s Up Yukon.
Shooting Info: Underexposed the background by about 2 stops. Placed 1 large shoot-through umbrella (with a 580exII flash) high above, almost directly behind me. Placed another 580exII behind the players, camera right, as a rim light. You can see the stand behind the guy on the right.