Halloween Themed Photoshoot
Every once and while a really interesting and exciting opportunity pops up. Simon is our event photographer and he was approached by Signature Rouge, a professional dance company who were after a themed photoshoot. The theme was Halloween, the location, Kents Cavern. It couldn’t get much more exciting and I had to go with him to see him work his magic.
Simon knew he wanted to overpower the lights inside Kents Cavern. He didn’t want his photos to look like all the other thousands of photos out there. Usually, the colours for a Halloween theme would be reds and oranges. The problem is that is already the main colours inside the cavern.
The moment Simon saw the dancers in their make-up and costume, he immediately knew he wanted to shoot the background blue, to contrast their reds.
Simon only had an hour and he knew the lighting would require multiple lights, gels and stands. He spoke to the dance group and explained he needed 15-20 minutes of the time they had so he could set-up all the lighting. They put trust in us and we knew we wouldn’t let them down.
In total, four flashes were used. Two with blue gels pointing to the cave wall behind, the other two were inside softboxes, pointing at their faces, to separate them from the blue.
The results were this…
If you have a photoshoot you’d like us to help with, please see our Event photography page.