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A light and fun photo shoot in the sun

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“I`m after something fresh, light, fun and airy that shows movement, with photographs that stand out, to refresh the old ones on my website” was the brief. After a discussion with Helene I found out she wanted a contemporary feel and also some approachable portraits to revamp her yoga dance website.

This set my mind racing as yoga dance was a subject I have not shot before, though I love these type of shoots where a client phones up and we just go from there. I arranged for the shoot to be near sunset at a location I had chosen on a clear evening and I had pre-visualised some of the shots with Helene leaping off the Earth.

Helene Qwan Su Dance of Breath yoga body movement photography by Stephen Studd

Helene Qwan Su Dance of Breath yoga body movement photography by Stephen Studd

Helene Qwan Su Dance of Breath yoga body movement photography by Stephen Studd

Helene was a great person to work with as she was really willing to try out our ideas for the shots.

Helene Qwan Su Dance of Breath yoga body movement photography by Stephen Studd

Low angle views shot against the sun with lots of flare gave a very contemporary feel.

We had a very limited time with the sun setting quickly and I wanted to make use of that lovely warm light, here in the UK you cannot guarantee it will be there the next few days.

Helene Qwan Su Dance of Breath yoga body movement photography by Stephen Studd

Helene needed shots of her taken during yoga moves,

Helene Qwan Su Dance of Breath yoga body movement photography by Stephen Studd

Helene Qwan Su Dance of Breath yoga body movement photography by Stephen Studd

Helene Qwan Su Dance of Breath yoga body movement photography by Stephen Studd

I really enjoyed this photo shoot as it was great fun and Helene was extremely pleased with the images when I sent them to her.

To commission me please use the contact form.on my website www.stephenstuddphotography.com

Shot with a Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II and for some of the shots I used the new Manfrotto Pixi tripod.

The website for Helene Su is “Dance of Breath”  www.danceofbreath.com

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Author: Stephen Studd Photography

Stephen graduated from LCP in London in 1987 with a 2:1 BA Honours degree in photography. Since then he has travelled the world as a professional freelance travel & garden photographer. His photography has been published in many areas around the globe; from front cover of National Geographic magazine, to countless travel books, brochures and print media. His work has also been used in many advertising campaigns, with clients such as Fiat, Citigroup, Caribou Coffee, Expedia, BBC and countless others and his photography has picked up numerous international awards.. Stephen leads travel photography holidays and tours to Burma, Cambodia, Angkor Wat, Vietnam & the USA. He also leads Bluebell photography workshops in Gloucestershire and landscape photography workshops in the Gower, Wales. http://www.digitalphotographyholidays.com Stephen can be contacted for commissions via his photography website.

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