The wonderful people at Shake That Thing in Orebro invited me back to photograph their christmas workshop and party last month! It was a blast to be there an honor to be invited back. If you follow my instagram you will have already seen some of the images pass by.
Martin and Minou from Copenhagen and Malmø taught and the Band Wagon from Stockholm provided the live music. There was a great christmas mood and it was fantastic to meet the teachers and the people from the band. I think this great mood definitely inspired me to try an idea I've had for a while. I have been thinking of experimenting with longer exposure dance images and I finally got a chance to play with it a little bit.
The header photo above was taken when the teachers were doing the class recap at the end and everyone was filming that. I like the way that everyone surrounded the teachers and that frames the image nicely. The fact that they were filming meant that they wanted to stay relatively still so that allowed me to slow my shutter speed down considerably and get the spectral image of the teachers.
The image to the right was taken during one of the classes and I did the opposite. I took the image while the sudents were practicing and timed it so that the teachers were staying still as much as possible. Of course all of these images took many tries but I am very happy with the result.
The last image was taken when the partnerships were split up and the leads on the left of my viewpoint were practicing a footwork variation. I love how the thing that stands out the most is just the feet and most of the bodies are lost against the background.
Do you like these images? Do you think these images belong in a gallery for a dance event? Would an image like this make you more likely to go to an event? Leave a comment below and let me know your opinion. You can find my pictures together with their own on their facebook here and here.
Edited by Daire Mac an Bhaird.
lindyhopörebro.se - website for Shake That Thing
instagram.com/seanbeardmoose - My Instagram
bandwagon.se - website for The Band Wagon
facebook.com/Lasthein - Martin's facebook
facebook.com/minou.ericson - Minou's facebook
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