Showing posts from June, 2012

Let The Dancing Begin!

As a member of a very large family, I am blessed with plenty of photographic options. Three of my beautiful and talented nieces are all excellent dancers. I've watched them perform over the years and tried to capture their movements - not an easy task since I am generally stuck behind some large-headed relative who loves to wave to their favorite dancer, blocking a large part of my image. 

I spend a lot of time in editing - cropping out those crazy heads. And I've learned that if I take a LOT of pictures, maybe I'll get one or two good ones.

I've learned a lot over the years thanks to the challenge of no flash and sitting a long distance away. I'd like to share some tips for those who would like to capture these precious moments.

1. Sit next to someone who knows which acts your favorite dancers are in and where they may be located on the stage. (Preferably Mom - she can help you prepare for all the good shots)

2. Remember to put your ISO on the highest setting that wo…