i have been wanting to shoot this project for a while, and i got the chance last weekend. the idea was simple; capture a ballerina mid-flight. my friend, and ballerina, Miss. Amy Schmidt obliged to be put through the paces of doing the same jump over and over again. we had a ton of fun shooting, almost had Amy jumping right into the softbox… no good. i’m super happy with the final result. simple and elegant.
here’s a quick behind-the-scenes video. it’ll also show you the simple lighting setup that i had.
IAN SHEH VID: ballet