Presentation day at Stephens Dance studio
I was delighted to be asked to photograph the children at Stephens Dancentre presentations on the weekend.
It's a great venue, not for a photographer of course as there are reflective surfaces everywhere and in particular a wall of mirrors. Add to that the lack of space for me to set up in, no space for studio strobes and very limited time for each photo and we have an "interesting" venue to work in. Just because a space is challenging, doesn't mean we can't get good images.
It simply takes a bit of preparation, and keeping an eye on angles so my flash doesn't go directly towards the wall of mirrors. I've shot here several times and I'm getting plenty of practice at bouncing light off the ceiling and walls.
It wasn't just presentation, we also had the novelty acts. Children were encouraged to show their skills, from musical instruments and singing to dance and gymnastics.
and, err, this lot.
So it was another interesting couple of days, but fun. Every time I go to an event I learn something. Sometimes what I learn is to never go there again. this was not one of those events. I'm looking forward to the Christmas show!
Before I sign off there is one more photo.
These are the people who run the studio, teach the children (and adults too) and run the presentation days. There are others supporting in the background, but without these people nothing would happen. (and they are going to kill me for this photo!)
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