In the accompanying photo, I used the flash off the camera to the left (as you can see from the shadow on the sand of the model's clothing). I felt that would be a much more attractive type of light rather than using the flash on-camera.
I took this picture in the Thar Desert near Jaiselmer in the Indian state of Rajasthan during a photography tour. Since India is well known for color, I wanted to embellish the portrait of this dancer with a colorful background.
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