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Our Beach Dancer

One of the best parts about DLWS is he people that we get to meet. Normally that just means the participants but whenever possible we have a model come in. The idea being that people can learn about flash. This is Pualani, a very nice and sweet girl that posed for us at Hanalei Bay. It was a great shoot but we had to deal with rain showers off and on so we ran back and forth between the pier and the open beach. The headdress and skirt she’s wearing is part of her dance outfit. She teaches and does shows every week which is how she makes her living. No normally i don’t photograph people, I’m pretty bad with flash, but considering we were in Hawaii and we had this beautiful woman as a model I had to shoot it. It’s best to always include the eyes so that we can connect more with the subject but i kinda like this shot due to its feeling of zen and comfort. I finished it with that in mind.

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