Last weekend I got the chance to do a photoshoot for a friend's Reiki studio. Reiki is a Japanese meditative practice that promotes stress reduction, relaxation, and healing. 

I predominantly used the light, airy atmosphere of the room to focus the viewer's attention on the practice at hand and to convey a sense of cleansing and spirituality.

At the end of the shoot I decided to get a little more heavy-handed and set up a strobe on the ground to graze her fingertips, leaving everything else in shadow. Though I really like the effect, I think it also leads to the client appearing a bit corpse-esque, but I'm happy with the resulting image regardless.

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Until next time!