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Les Grands Ballets

This is the second time I was fortunate enough to photograph this bunch of dancers.
Photographing large groups can be very overwhelming, but not with these guys. Their group dynamics are very positive and enthusiastic, and even with thirteen new dancers the dynamics didn't change, which made my job as a photographer super easy.

PROJECT: Annual Group Photo
CLIENT: Les Grands Ballets de Montreal / www.grandsballets.com
GEAR LIST: Mamiya Leaf Credo 40, DF+, Schneider 80mm, Profoto 7A, Elinchrom Ranger RX ringflash, Elinchrom El Octo, Westcott 7'
POST: Toning in Capture One Pro 10, Retouching in PS CC.

Leaf Credo 40
80mm · f/11.0 · 1/125s · ISO 100
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Hi, Sasha! Wonderful work! I am getting ready to photograph a large group of 25 people, looking for inspiration and some tips if you don't mind sharing. Light is my first question. I have 4 Speedlights I am planning on using. Can you tell me about your light set up here, please? Many thanks!

Thank you, Lilia. I invite you to watch this video for lighting and postproduction breakdown of this portrait: http://www.sashaonyshchenko.com/blog/2018/2/24/interview-for-master-the-...

Thank you so much, this is perfect!

And here's another one which you can find useful: http://www.sashaonyshchenko.com/blog/empowering-women