Belly dancer

12 Jul

Having a chance to do portraiture shot with studio lighting is always a fun thing for me as I can see different faces and expressions. So there was this belly dancer who approached me to capture a shot of her in her beautiful dancing costume with my studio lights, and of course, I was elated as I have never the chance to photograph a picture like that before. I did this shoot with just two strobes, one was behind the white cloth to over expose it as my backdrop and one on my top right down to expose my subject. I love the picture so much for the brilliant colors and her pose! I was very contented as I have captured this shot spot on time when she flipped up her huge and colorful silk cloth!



Posted by on July 12, 2012 in Home, Singapore


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61 responses to “Belly dancer

  1. michaelqpowell

    July 12, 2012 at 17:43

    The photo is beautiful and your timing was perfect in capturing this pose. I can’t imagine how difficult it was to have the colorful silks moved in a way that did not hide your subject.


  2. trowtna

    July 12, 2012 at 18:22

    Colorful photo. i like it !


  3. TheBlackTwig

    July 12, 2012 at 18:29

    This is beautiful and the colors are gorgeous.


  4. ladyfi

    July 12, 2012 at 18:40

    Lovely pic!


  5. jackkaye

    July 12, 2012 at 19:09

    Great shot! Perfect capture of colors and the movement.


  6. mjspringett

    July 12, 2012 at 19:57

    Great timing of this beautiful photo, MJ


  7. letizia

    July 12, 2012 at 20:58

    I love this photograph – the movement and her facial expression… such joy… perfect πŸ™‚


    • Alex Khoo

      July 12, 2012 at 20:59

      That is the exact same thing I like about this photo! Cheers and thanks!!


  8. avian101

    July 12, 2012 at 21:09

    This is a beautiful composition well executed, my congratulations on a job well done! πŸ™‚


  9. jingerventures

    July 13, 2012 at 01:32

    The colorful fabrics are so vibrant and intense! Excellent shot!


  10. Bella Remy Photography

    July 13, 2012 at 03:45

    This is so well done and I can only imagine just how much forethought and time it took to get this capture. Just beautiful!


  11. mountaincoward

    July 13, 2012 at 06:56

    That photo is superb – perfectly captured – well done πŸ™‚


  12. KaylaM

    July 13, 2012 at 08:45

    Gorgeous shot Alex! Love the colours!! =)


  13. Doris

    July 13, 2012 at 11:06

    this beautiful, I love the moment and color in the photo


  14. VeronicaThePajamaThief

    July 13, 2012 at 13:32

    Wonderful image… the colors are breathtaking!

    I tried belly-dancing once… it is a lot of work! πŸ™‚


  15. bintangzohra

    July 13, 2012 at 17:02

    Hi Alex, nice blog and photos, wow… you travel a lot.


  16. amy@afternoonpopcornsnack

    July 13, 2012 at 20:45

    That’s a beautiful photo! I love the colors and her happy face.


  17. aparnanairphotography

    July 14, 2012 at 06:44

    Terrific photo – really. It’s incredible how the colors are so vibrant yet not overpowering. I wonder how long it took you to get the perfect shot…however long, it was worth it! Congratulations on a photo well done.


    • Alex Khoo

      July 15, 2012 at 00:52

      Thank you so much for your compliment!


  18. lemonheart82

    July 15, 2012 at 06:00

    great photo u have, strobe and studio shoot is not as easy as outdoor shooting, I’m still learning also


    • Alex Khoo

      July 15, 2012 at 10:17

      Thank you~! I’m still learning too!


  19. Lloyd

    July 15, 2012 at 12:45

    Great color and movement! The girl seems perfectly still but the fabric gives the picture a lot of energy.


    • Alex Khoo

      July 15, 2012 at 12:56

      Exactly! Thanks and you are very observant! Nice~!


  20. sherijkennedyriverside

    July 15, 2012 at 12:58

    So beautiful! The flow of fabric and color are stunning, and the clarity of the photo and subject are so appealing. Perfection!


    • Alex Khoo

      July 15, 2012 at 12:59

      Thanks a lot! Nice of you to leave such beautiful compliment!


  21. captivexpressions

    July 15, 2012 at 13:01

    Stunning! so very beautiful πŸ˜€


  22. Fergus Ford

    July 16, 2012 at 11:38

    Great shot Alex πŸ™‚ Amazing you only used two lights for this!


    • Alex Khoo

      July 16, 2012 at 11:40

      Thank you! Two lightings are enough. Feel free to follow my blog if you like.. Cheers!


  23. Nae's Nest

    July 17, 2012 at 03:24

    I love to belly dance! The veils are so lovely, the music and the dance itself. Much emotion goes behind it.


    • Alex Khoo

      July 17, 2012 at 07:08

      Ya! And I seldom have close encounters with belly dancers!


  24. Wordwytch

    July 19, 2012 at 04:03

    Very well done. πŸ™‚


  25. Ming

    July 20, 2012 at 10:11

    beautiful capture, Alex. Perfect timing.


  26. bfaceyates

    July 20, 2012 at 18:30

    This shot is absolute fantastic! Thanks for visiting my blog because I’m super happy to have visited yours!


    • Alex Khoo

      July 21, 2012 at 21:48

      You are very very welcome! Do follow my blog if you like! Cheers!


  27. Bams Triwoko

    July 23, 2012 at 18:46

    Stunning image… love it…
    Thanks for visiting and liking my photograph blog… πŸ™‚


  28. S. Rochelle

    July 24, 2012 at 07:25

    Dancers are such a fun subject to shoot! Thank you for stopping by my blog as well! Love finding new inspiring photographers!


    • Alex Khoo

      July 24, 2012 at 08:42

      Thanks for stopping by too and leaving such nice comment!


  29. The Other Me

    July 24, 2012 at 21:17

    The silk cloth is just perfection!


    • Alex Khoo

      July 24, 2012 at 21:18

      Thank you so much for your kind comment!


  30. Stephen L. Tyler

    July 27, 2012 at 08:26

    Great shot! Love the colors and the swirling cloth!


  31. birgitph

    August 5, 2012 at 14:05

    Beautiful colors!



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