monochrome image of dancer performing a crab pose with one leg raised vertically
monochrome image of dancer performing a crab pose with one leg raised and bent at the knee
monochrome image of dancer performing a handstand one leg out strighat the other bent
monochrome image of dancer coming down from a crab pose
monochrome image of dancer performing a handstand on flat arms legs pointing towars the light
monochrome image of dancer performing a handstand on forearms and legs at bent angles
monochrome image of dancer performing a handstand on her forearms and legs pointed flat towards the window light

Model : Ayla

  • Lighting: Window Light
  • Model: Canon 5D Mk IV
  • Lens: EF50mm f/1.8 II
  • Shutter Speed: 1/125 second
  • Aperture: F/8.0
  • ISO Speed:100

Capturing someone performing a handstand you would think it would be easy. However you need a model that has the athletic ability to perform them. Ayla is a model with a dance background and has great athletic ability as you can see in the above images. So was idea for working with to capture these strong athletic shapes.

I worked Ayla a few times in the past. You can see some of my dance images which featuring Ayla in my Dance portfolio by clicking here.

So she was ideal to work with to capture the strong athletic form of the handstand shape.

I had arranged to work with her at the Loft studio in Rochester. Which is a small and compact studio. Worth a visit if you need a studio in that area. The studio has a window at one side that gives some really good natural light. Which worked really well for shooting these shots.