8 Beautiful Images From The Movie The Help

By now, you’ve heard that author’s best-selling book, The Help was released in movie theaters around the country.  Early numbers show, it is going be a huge hit.

When we think about a movie, we rarely discuss the film’s filmographer.

One of the filmographers for The Help is Dale Robinette. The first seven of these photographs were taken by him.  You can tell that he loves taking pictures of the women.

In honor of a movie about women going after their dreams I am featuring 8 of The Help’s still images and why they are great –

1. Hilly and Skeeter

Hilly and Skeeter - Photo by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.Photo by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC

Notice how Dale’s image make you feel like you are standing right there watching the argument? You can almost feel the temperature. Quality photography makes the viewer feel somehow involved in the moment.

2. Skeeter

Skeeter typing - Photo by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.

Photo by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC

What is captured in this image tells a story of time. Note the whiteout she is holding in her left hand.

3. Aibileen and Minny

Aibileen and Minny - Photo by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.Photo by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC

Notice how the light captures part of their faces so you are naturally drawn to look at their expressions. You can feel the love of the two characters.

4. Pascagoula, Charlotte and Skeeter

Pascagoula, Charlotte and Skeeter - Photo by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.Photo by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.

Notice how the brightness of the shot implies that this is early morning and Skeeter is going to be in those rollers all day.

5. Jolene, Hilly, Aibileen, Elizabeth, and Skeeter

Jolene, Hilly, Aibileen, Elizabeth, and Skeeter - Photo by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLCPhoto by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.

Notice again how Dale uses light to draw us to the expression on Hilly’s face — the same light that flows through the window treatment behind her where Abileen is standing.

6. Celia and Minny

Celia and Minny Photo by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.Photo by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.

Again the white light is focused on Celia’s face which makes her look angelic and fragile.

7. Hilly, Missus Walters and Minny

Hilly, Missus Walters and Minnie - Photo by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC. Photo by Dale Robinette — © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.

This image reminds me of the iconic Beatles image where they are crossing the street. We are drawn to look at all three and notice that they are in line according to how Hilly views them in importance in her life.

8. Skeeter

Skeeter © 2010 DreamWorks StudiosPhoto by © DreamWorks II Distribution Co., LLC.

Again notice how the lighting creates a halo effect around her face and captures her innocence.

These images are great examples of how lighting can help direct the eye, set the tone, and create a story.

What are some of your favorite images from the movie The Help?

Until next photo,

Rem

**All images are the property of © 2010 DreamWorks Studios and thumbnail shots are used here for educational purposes only. Click on the images to visit their website and go see the movie, The Help.
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  • I love the look and style of the film. Wonderfully captured the time period.

    Thanks for the pretty picures – H

  • What I think is interesting about Dale Robinette.is that he is an actor too. He works several dreams at once that line up with each other. If you are not cast in a movie, how awesome would it be to be on set to take shots of the scenes?

    He’s been the still photographer on The Avengers; Up in the Air; Pineapple Express; National Treasure: Book of Secrets; Paranormal Activity; Thank You for Smoking, and Body Snatchers to name a few.

    The one thing I have learned this year is to work several dreams (and websites) at once. I am about to embark on two more before the end of the year. I think as you grow as a dreamer you expand your dreams and go after other wonderful projects as well.

    Cath