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Sharing a photo: Dancer Arassay Reyes

Dancer Arassay Reyes
50mm, f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 800.

The best benefit of being an online correspondent for The Province is that I get to go to a lot of cool performances & concerts. Most of the time, I only get a video or review pass which means I can’t take pictures. This kills me. But for the “So You Think You Can Dance Canada” show at GM Place, I was in there like swimwear, with both a video and photo pass.

I could only shoot for one minute of just three performances. Venues are really strict about adhering to these restrictions and will confiscate your camera gear if you push it. The restrictions at the David Copperfield were the most intense — still photos only, taken from the very back of the room for the first 30 seconds of the show. I wouldn’t have minded these restrictions at the Katy Perry show. Stills would have been better than video with audio. Yikes.

So for SYTYCD, I got in the zone and feverishly snapped 3 mins of footage. This was my favourite shot of Cuban born, Arassay Reyes, who now lives in Vancouver.

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8 Comments

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    Tom
    February 22, 2009 at 4:32 AM

    You got a fun job!

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    csj @ID7
    February 22, 2009 at 4:39 AM

    I had no idea event photos were so restrictive, great shot for the light, and you have made the best of the subject. Well done….. csj @ID7 http://www.id7.co.uk

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    Kent Goldings
    February 22, 2009 at 5:34 AM

    This image has great energy.

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    Jeremy
    February 22, 2009 at 8:05 AM

    Oh this is great…
    Wonderful composition and I love the dress… great capture!

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    Conor Ogle
    February 22, 2009 at 4:50 PM

    I think it’s fabulous that you got another dig at Katy “screecher” Perry in. Bravo!

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    Phoebe
    February 23, 2009 at 4:17 AM

    Fantastic photo, so dynamic.

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    William
    February 23, 2009 at 4:16 PM

    The photo works for me, and your write up is a good heads up on taking photos at these events. I was considering taking my camera to a concert in England (Sheffield Arena), and taking a few snaps. Perhaps not!
    PS I got around to listening to the Katy Perry video, and wished I hadn’t. Still like her music, but when live, not so much.

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    May
    March 11, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    Your Photo showed a great moment in the dance. Good luck and God Bless You.

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