For a long time I have wanted a pair of pointe shoes to use as a prop, but not shiny new ones, instead shoes that have been used and used hard.
Luckily it turns out I know people who know people, and I took possession of this pair a couple of days ago. Today I was inspired to sit down and spend some time shooting and editing.
As soon as I saw this image with all the fabric detail I *knew* this had to be a Black and White image.
- Shot with my 100mm macro lens for wonderful detail
- Processed in LR and then with Nik Silver Efex
- Over to PS to have a black film emulsion texture added
- Added the text layers and grunged them up a bit to blend in
This needs to be seen BIG to fully appreciate all the lovely fabric and editing details. So many ideas for using these shoes – who else has Pointe Shoes – what do you do with them?
Cool idea and splendidly executed. My daughter owns a pair, I need to play with this. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thats me, inspiring people in all directions 🙂 Look forward to seeing what you come up with.
What a lovely study of these shoes!
Beautiful, and I would have missed the type if you hadn’t mentioned it. The morning glare on my computer hits the screen obviously at the wrong angle right now 🙂 It really does need to be seen large the detail is gorgeous.
The text is quite faint, it’s the as an added element of interest, not to detract from the shoes, but be there if you look for it
It certainly adds that subtle little extra to the image.
Oooo I want some now. This is such a lovely shot. And definitely needs to be black and white. I don’t know if it’s my screen but the text is almost too light to read? Love this.
Yes they are a lovely subject to shoot. Yes the text is deliberately vague, is supposed to add to the overall image, not be an outstanding element
Ah! Well that works very well then. 😊
Lovely photo shoot!! I am a ballet dancer, so I have many pairs of these shoes (that are used down hard!) When I am finished using a pair, I typically use them as decor, save them, or transform them into something new… I never thought about doing a photo shoot with them; I think I will experiment with a few photos. This is a great idea and a great post!! 🙂
Lovely to hear from you and glad you enjoyed my post. I hope you get some great images!
Me too, I can’t wait to try!! 🙂
Post a link here when you do 😜