1 June 2014
I was asked to be the photographer for the 20th anniversary celebration concert of Dance Aotearoa New Zealand (DANZ).
The advantage of being the official photographer is that I have freedom of travel around the venue. This allowed me to photograph behind the scenes which I find sometimes more interesting than the audience view. Fortunately there was a full dress rehearsal including the final lighting setup. There were two sets of white stage lights individually positioned on each side of the stage. I stood on the side of the stage just behind the curtains waiting for Matthew and Mira to pass in front of a stage light. This provided the halo backlit effect. The stage light beside me, burning my ear, provided the fill.
The dance itself was very emotive with great style and passion-that is Argentine tango. This also inspired me and my partner (Mrs Nikon) to move with them capturing the moment to the sensuous rhythm of the music
1. 16 November2013 MatthewCivil and Mira Barakat
Nikon D3s Iso 6400 120mm f4.0 1/125sec Nikon 70-200mm f4
2. Nikon D3s Iso 6400 155mm f4.8 1/125sec Nikon 70-200mm f4.0
3. Iso 6400 70mm F3.3 1/180sec Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
4. iso 6400 70mm f2.8 nikon 24-70mm f2.8
5. iso6400 70mm f5.6 180sec Nikon 24-70mm f2.8