ballet

December 4 2009, 5 Comments

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.

Ian Sheh - ballet Vancouver

Ian Sheh - ballet Vancouver

Ian Sheh - ballet Vancouver

Ian Sheh - ballet Vancouver

Ian Sheh - ballet Vancouver

here’s a quick behind-the-scenes video. it’ll also show you the simple lighting setup that i had.

IAN SHEH VID: ballet

'5 Responses to “ballet”'
  1. Nick Croken says:

    Solid shots my friend. The first is my favourite as you can see where all of her limbs are.

  2. IS says:

    yeah. the optimized images lost a lot of grey, especially in the last image. i think the second image is my favorite, i like the lines.

  3. justinlafavor says:

    Hot shots – As always!

    Last one looks like it would hurt most mortals…

  4. danny says:

    excellent! i like the 2nd as well. next time i’m willing to jump for you…although my points aren’t quite as sharp. :)

  5. Patrick says:

    Very, very cool Ian. I find it very poetic.

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