Modern Dance Entanglement

I am not exactly a high culture kind of guy, but I try to get out here and there to experience new things. We have a wonderful lady that works with our disabled child that is studying dance at a local university. This last week I went again to take some photos of her performance to use in her future senior portfolio.

Though I don’t “get” the performance all the time, I do find their expression of art interesting. It seems with the performances I have attended they have a tendency to use very low, dramatic lighting, perhaps out of artistic choice or budgetary limitations. Either way, it can be difficult to catch photos at times when they are moving quick in the low lighting, plus the high tonal range between bright spot lights and dark ambiance.

Because this particular group scene was slow moving I was able to crank up the ISO a bit and capture it without too much difficulty.