Lets Tango

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

Lets Tango

1.    16 November2013    MatthewCivil and Mira Barakat

Nikon D3s Iso 6400  120mm f4.0   1/125sec  Nikon 70-200mm  f4

Lets Tango

2.    Nikon D3s   Iso 6400   155mm   f4.8   1/125sec   Nikon 70-200mm   f4.0

Lets Tango

3.    Iso 6400    70mm  F3.3   1/180sec   Nikon 24-70mm f2.8

Lets Tango

4.    iso 6400  70mm  f2.8  nikon 24-70mm f2.8

Lets Tango

5.    iso6400  70mm   f5.6   180sec   Nikon 24-70mm f2.8

6 replies on “Lets Tango”

Thanks Peter, keep on tangoing…… I’m sure you show just as much emotion! Nice meeting you in Hong Kong.

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