|photo by Gabre Cameron|
In 2010 I covered a dance show for the University (of the West Indies) Dance Society at Phillip Sherlock. At the time I had a kit lens (18-55mm f/3.5-5) and a very small memory card (8GB) which impacted how many photos I could take. I limited myself to 5 photos a piece, with a few exceptions.
Last month however, I covered another dance show, this time for Praise Academy of Dance, with a faster lens (17-50mm f/2.8) and a larger memory card (32GB). I was like a kid in a candy store. I ended up with 900+ photos. Most of which were repetitive.
After the fact I realized I should have applied what I learnt from UDS's show to Praise Academy's show. I should have:
- Sat through the entire dress rehearsal to familiarize myself with the various dance pieces.
- Done some test shots from various locations, during the dress rehearsal, to see where gave me the best vantage point(s).
- Restricted the amount of photos I took for each dance piece.
Though I forgot to take into consideration the 3 points stated above I never forget that dance shows, and the like, take place in dimly lit auditoriums.