3. I started out by pointing the head upwards, but checking the spread of light on the LCD screen on my camera I decided to point the head along the ground, giving the graduated light effect up the curtain.
4. I made sure that there was no significant amount of light on the girl, and set the shutter speed to 1/250th to make sure.
5. The background was metered at about f5.6 three feet off of the ground, so to make the mood a bit darker I set the aperture to f8. I used a Canon Speedlite set on 1/128th power to trigger the flash, pointing the reflector away from the subject.
This was the first frame with her jumping and, despite shooting many more frames, I never bettered it. The object around her neck on a chain looks like a crucifix, but it is actually a whistle that flew out of her mouth as she jumped.