Just a quick post illustrating some retouching technique. I recently shot a series of publicity stills for my fave local modern dance company Weberdance – this shot has turned out to be the most popular of the bunch.
I had a nice large space to deal with, with a lighting set up courtesy of Pete Sutton. The dance tells the story of Author/Explorer Jon Turk and his travels via kayak along the Siberian coast. Originally the choreographer just wanted decent images of the girls doing their thing in the typical environment, but why not incorprate them into something more interesting? So I put the dancers into one of the images they use during the performance of the piece (typically projected on a scrim behind them onstage). Incidentally that’s the author in the image, on a recent expedition.