How to Light and Photograph Aerialists?

To light aerialists, we typically use 3 strobes or speedlights. Key light, a backlight and another light to add depth (often 1 or more gels used).

Aerial Photography Lighting Setup Diagram

What are Aerial Silks? 

Aerial Silks uses two lengths of fabric, secured from the ceiling, and involves defying gravity and using your strength to climb and manoeuver. Under careful instruction, you’ll learn how to wrap the silks around your body to reach cool poses that will really improve your flexibility.

Here are some of my favourite images from this shoot.




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Joshua Ardoin

Photography Coach Joshua Ardoin

I am a Playa del Carmen based photographer and photography coach serving Playa del Carmen, Cancun & Tulum.  See my latest work here.

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