Well, she seems to have done quite well, because she approached me again for more dance photos! She's now preparing for a dance competition at the Joffrey Academy!
While the last photo session was in my studio, this series of photographs was taken on-location in her dance rehearsal space. This presented some new challenges, since I didn't have the same amount of control over the environment as I would in my studio.
Some things, like the new lighting setup, could be taken care of as part of my location setup so that the pictures looked good "in camera". Hovering over these images shows you the retouching that was done to handle other challenges. I removed the speakers, cleaned up the floorspace, and evened out the color on the wall behind Catie. These changes reduced the number of distractions in the images, so the school will be able to focus on what's really important: Catie and her dance form.
She looks great to me, and I wish her the best of luck as she continues her dance journey!
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