--please note all these images were made live while performing, not in a studio
These black & white flamenco dancer images were created in the basement of Ceviche, a downtown St. Petersburg restaurant. Through editing I have created shots with an entirely different look that the ones I made of my primary client that evening, Vanessa. She was not always on stage so she said to be sure and photograph the other dancers as well because they might be interested in purchasing images too. Thus, Carolina selected these three photographs of herself among others.
Carolina did not request black & white images. I edited her selected shots in color as I did Vanessa's. These edits are my personal take on the feeling I wanted the images to create. The basement of Ceviche is already very dark, so it was not hard to make the background completely disappear. I used differen filters in Silver Efex Pro for each shot to create the B&W conversion I felt best suited the particular photograph.
This last shot was made by zooming out while pressing the shutter creating the blur effect in the room's lighting. This is achieved by using a slow shutter speed, in this case 1/13th of a second.