Lakeside Ballet

27th October 2012
As we’re getting towards the end of the wedding season I start to think of creative photographic projects to take on. As well as being really enjoyable they allow me to practice my techniques and try things out that I wouldn’t try for the first time at a wedding. A project I’ve had in mind for a while now is a ballet themed shoot on the shores of Coniston water, it’s a lovely location and I thought it would produce some fine images.

Having an idea is one thing but making it happen is another thing altogether! The location wasn’t going anywhere so that was sorted but finding a ballet dancer willing to perform on a jetty was a different matter. After some searching Rachel came to the rescue, she thought the idea sounded great and was happy to don her tutu and dance on the jetty. The next problem was going to be the weather, it’s not been dry for that many days in the Lakes this year and so we set a date and hoped for the best.

I don’t know how we managed it as it was pouring with rain the days before the shoot and it rained the day after but on the day we met up the sun shone on us! Rachel performed brilliantly and I used my portable lights to allow me to capture lovely images of her with the stunning scenery as a backdrop. Ballet seemed to suit black and white images and so that’s how I processed a lot of them but with the stunning Autumn colours that are around just now I had to include some colour.

Here’s a selection of images from the shoot, I hope you like them and would love to hear what you think so please leave a comment.

If you would like some images like this then get in touch and we can arrange a shoot, we have some stunning scenery around here to make use of so why not give it a go?



Photo comment By Claire: Wow - Darren these images are stunning.
Photo comment By Darren: Thanks Claire, we had a bit of luck with the weather but the results speak for themselves.
Photo comment By Matt: Beautiful work Darren, I love workin with dancers, they really know how to move.

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