So -here's the thing...umm...welll.... I'm super obsessed. Obsessed with Ballerinas, ballet, and of course - photography.
But guess what I'm even more obsessed with? A little mathematical equation that goes like this:
Ballet + Photography + Open Freezer Door + Self Timer = These Photos
Important Life Lesson #1: Refrigerators aren't just for eating purposes!!! Who knew?!
I shot these two portraits last night by turning off all the lights in the downstairs portion of our house and opening the freezer door.
At first I tried the refrigerator door - but it just wasn't right. The glow of the freezer cast a much better appearance.
I set my tripod up to be at a slight angle facing the refrigerator, I then focused it on the cracks in the tile and quick ran out and posed. My aperture was at a 2.0 and my ISO was at 650 - which is higher than I typically like, but I think the slightly grainy appearance worked well for these portraits.
I love the slightly imperfect feeling that they have - very representing of my imperfect ballet skills (I joined Metropolitan Ballet Academy last September - now I'm starting to dance at Tuscon Ballet Academy!).
P.S. - this quote by Mitch Hedberg definitely relates to the ironic refrigerator theme of this post (right?!) - "Rice is great if your really really hungry and want to eat 2,000 of something." hehe
P.S.S. or is it P.P.S? Anyways - Have you ever tried using unconventional lighting in a photo? Did it work out? Let me know - I'd love to try your tips!