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Welcome to the New Boutique Volume

Welcome to Boutique Volume!

Seriously though… what is Boutique Volume? I started using this phrase several years ago as a way to describe the relationship between a volume dance studio shoot and the time and effort that was required to photograph them properly to increase sales. Boutique Volume Photography combines the best of a volume set up and workflow with the artistic sports expertise and attention to detail that customers expect when dealing…

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Capturing the Motion of a Spin

Intuitively, one would have a dancer do some turns or spins in order to capture them as photos … perhaps taking many images in quick succession, or by using burst mode. Below I show a video of a dancer executing several ‘fouette’ turns followed by a double ‘pirouette.’ You would think you could capture a great photo of her turning, but that’s not always the case. It’s very difficult…

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The 30 Second High Key Edit

30 Second Edit Before and After

Lighting a large white backdrop can be really tricky. Almost as tricky as keeping a large white floor clean when you’re shooting dance or gymnastics all day long. In fact, almost impossible. Let’s face it, these images often need a bit of editing or clean up to look great. But who wants to spend hours behind the computer editing possibly thousands of dance pics? Not me! Have a look…

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Using Next Gen and a Lastolite to Shoot High Key

Next Gen Solutions

Today I had the opportunity to speak with Wes Kroninger of Next Gen Photographic Solutions to talk about using their solution of extraction for creating beautiful high key white images or composites on great backdrops. In the following video you’ll learn about the entire system, how it works and how you can implement it into your workflow. Click on the link below to enjoy the tutorial. Enjoy! You’ll find…

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