Dancing at Trinity

Yesterday I met up with Hannah Copeland, Domy Cooper, Rebecca Green, Charlie Grieco, Anahita Talwar, Holly Rachel Willis and Harriet Neha Wright at Trinity College for a dance photo session in the cloisters under the Wren Library. We were really lucky with the weather. The beautiful windows provided a wonderful framing for the photos, but we also mixed it up with a few different views.

I am used to mostly photographing one dancer at a time, so decided to first do individual photos, then split them up into smaller groups. Most of the poses were relatively static, but we also tried a few dynamic poses. It was a great way to spend two hours on a Friday afternoon.

Harriet Neha Wright jumping in a window under the Wren Library at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Harriet Neha Wright nails her first photo right away. The window photos needed very little retouching, one thing I did do was straighten the perspective a bit to make the window rectangular.
Hannah Copeland dancing at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Hannah Copeland brought a white transparent skirt that creates beautiful layers.
Domy Cooper in front of the gates at Trinity College.
Domy Cooper
Charlie Grieco with the Nevile's Court in the background. At Trinity College, Cambridge.
Charlie Grieco in front of Nevile’s Court at Trinity College. The difference in light levels between the background and foreground very large. My intentions were initially to have the photo as a silhouette, but during post processing I decided I wanted to show a bit more of Charlie so brightened the shadows.
Charlie Grieco, lying down in the window at Trinity College.
Charlie Grieco experimenting with a different pose. Most of the window photos I tried to keep the entire window in view, but here I stepped in closer.
Acrobatic Anahita Talwar at Trinity College
Anahita Talwar. There are a few funny behind-the-scenes photos when Rebecca steps in to help Anahita stretching the leg into position.
Domy Cooper and Holly Rachel Willis posing at Trinity College.
Domy Cooper and Holly Rachel Willis.
Charlie Grieco striking a pose at Trinity College.
Charlie Grieco
Anahita Talwar, Rebecca Green and Harriet Neha Wright posing with Nevile's Court in the background.
Anahita Talwar, Rebecca Green and Harriet Neha Wright. This shot was also intended as a silhouette photo when I took it, but then I ended up brightening it.
Hannah Copeland and Charlie Grieco elegantly posed in a window at Trinity College.
Hannah Copeland and Charlie Grieco.
Domy Cooper and Holly Rachel Willis creates a beautiful stacked pose with prefect parallel lines.
Domy Cooper and Holly Rachel Willis. This one took a few tries to get the lines just right. Next time, let’s see if we can have a three people stack.
Charlie Grieco, photographed from a low angle.
Charlie Grieco
Domy Cooper and Holly Rachel Willis under the Wren Library, Trinity College, Cambridge.
Domy Cooper and Holly Rachel Willis experimenting with a lift. Here I wanted to get a sense of depth using the cloisters. You can see the porter in the background who were keeping a watchful eye on us, presumably to make sure we would not do a Taylor Swift dance video.
Holly Rachel Willis at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Holly Rachel Willis
Hannah Copeland and Charlie Grieco dancing at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Hannah Copeland and Charlie Grieco.
Domy Cooper and Holly Rachel Willis jumping.
Domy Cooper and Holly Rachel Willis experimenting with another dynamic pose.
Rebecca Green, Harriet Neha Wright and Anahita Talwar jumping at Nevile's Court.
Rebecca Green, Harriet Neha Wright and Anahita Talwar. This one was tricky to get the timing right on.
Hannah Copeland spinning with the sun in the background. Dancing at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Hannah Copeland sun dancing.

Domy and Holly had to leave a bit early, but here are portraits of the Anahita, Charlie, Harriet, Hannah and Rebecca that we took just before the porters told us our time was up.

Many thanks to Hannah, Domy, Rebecca, Charlie, Anahita, Holly and Harriet for a great afternoon. Also a big thank you to Trinity College for allowing us to photograph there.

If you want to see more dance photographs, check the Dance category on the blog.

– Johannes

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  1. April 25, 2015
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    Fantastiske bilder og flott bruk av den fine lokasjonen! Likte godt det aller første, det med tre samtidig mellom hver sine søyler og splitthoppet selvsagt. Jeg er imponert!

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