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Photography & modeling

Making your fire spinner look good (or ugly)

One of the first things I had to get over when shooting fire spinners (or having photos taken of me fire spinning) was that no matter how a shot’s taken, there’s a nonzero chance the subject is going to look…odd.  They might look angry and frustrated, they might look different than how I normally remember them, or at worst they might look downright ugly.

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Photography & modeling

Easiest way I’ve found to learn to shoot fire

I haven’t got a ton of experience under my belt photographing people literally playing with fire, but there’s one type that has been unquestionably the easiest so far: fire breathers.  Specifically plural, because individual breathers are about as unpredictable (certainly fun to watch and get shots of, but unpredictable) as anyone else with a prop on the burn field.