Burlesque Photoshoot

This was a chance for me to stretch my legs out with burlesque performers at an impromptu photoshoot.

Originally, this was supposed to be a private posing session for an artist group that I am loosely a part of. I was invited to it because I am a photographer and they wanted to have reference shots of these lovely performers.

Luckily, I keep a lot of my equipment at work which is nearby. Because it was an impromptu invitation, I only brought 3 flash guns and a couple of remotes. I set the backlight as the master strobe and the others as slaves. My slaves (key & fill) were also set to 1/2 and 1/4 power and the master to full power. Obviously, the key and fill strobes were adjusted to the scene, but the backlight was always set to full power.

I did do some color-grading and cropping in Lightroom, but overall, I left the photos as is. Part of the importance of leaving the photos as close to the original was for the artists’ sake. I didn’t want to overly influence their renditions, as the whole point of this exercise was for the artists.

Please enjoy.

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