Pointes School of Dance: Kimpton

Photos taken for Sian Cooper's dance school in Hertfordshire

It was a privilege to do a shoot for Sian’s first venture as an independent dance teacher. Trained at The Dance College in Royston, Hertfordshire, Sian works principally with  infant school pupils in ballet, tap, street jazz and modern disciplines.

I used available light for some shots, but most were with flash on the camera, bounced off the ceiling, augmented strongly by a second flash on a high tripod at the end of the hall. Using a relatively slow shutter speed, it was possible to retain a sense of movement in the pictures while maintaining real sharpness through the flash burst.

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