I don’t know how to call it but the photo shoot for a dance that I was invited last time was themed Hip hop Dance Photography. Is there really something like hip hop dance photography? But if there’s one, this probably the first time I shoot for one.
Take a look at some of these images I took below.
Images were taken at the medical tower building. The team had a very limited equipment, even I myself, so we just made use of the facilities we could utilize inside the room. The room is just a usual lecture room, it’s not a dance training room which is equipped with dancing instruments from whole body mirror, dance mats, galaxy audio as-1100-4 device for TV monitor, sound system and more. Simply put, it’s plainly nothing but a chalkboard and an arm chair.
Anyway, I am not sure if these are looking “acceptable” to the dance team. I am afraid to their possible reactions — if they don’t like these images, what should I do then? And oh, I didn’t show here all the images coz it might take me years to post all here. I just share some of what I liked most.
I know my knowledge and ability in photography is not that comparable to many yet. I can say that photography just started as a simple hobby which turned to be part of my blogging, which I didn’t expect to earn, and turned to something that made people cherish and value each photographs I captured from them. It’s not something that I could make a living, but at least, I know that in every click of the shutter of my camera, a smile or any emotion it captures, almost always bring something memorable to people I captured from. Accordingly, even how bad to others the things you do, for as long as it has the heart to do something, it always comes out to be the best.
For now, and as always, I am invited for a photo shoot for a dance team in medical school. I didn’t expect that the group was serious enough to invite me for their group pictorials for the coming medical school competition. I just thought it was a hear-says since only a friend of mine invited me who is not a member of the dance team. But three (3) days prior to the day of photo shoot, when the head of the team approached me if I won’t be busy on that said day, though we are friends, I was at first hesitant to accept the invite. I first told her that I’ll check my schedule first. But the funniest of all, she also checked my schedule so for me not to be able to decline her.
Hence, for now, I am hooked for the dance team’s photo shoot and I need to get Deborah ready for this event. I will share to you some images soon after the photo shoot.
I promised myself to accessorize Deborah, after I bought her Benro Tripod, and other accessories, I just recently bought her Q-strap, extension tubes and new glass LCD protector. But I will first share to you the Q-strap or Quick-strap here.
Q-strap for Deborah, my Canon EOS 60d DSLR Camera (image from lightingrumours.com)
I decided to buy q-strap for Deborah since she is really weighty and I can’t withstand having her on my neck for a longer photography sessions or in any events that I cover. This q-strap is just made from a lightweight material that is designed for easy and comfortable diagonal sling from the photographer of any DSLR camera.
If I can photograph myself with Deborah’s q-strap with me, I will share to you how I looked like. LOL!
I don’t know but I just want to capture myself those very emotional and memorable photographs I could ever treasure. And I think, those can only be perfectly clicked during every wedding event.
However, sometimes I feel like such desire is not realistic, by far, for me this time. Things are not flowing on the same waves I wanted them to be. For instance, I have received invites to attend weddings, not being part of the entourage but just to practice taking wedding photographs along with my other wedding photographer friends. But of course, aside from my schedules, the thought that I was not personally invited to attend the event hindered me to grab those memorable opportunities to do wedding photography.
Thence, I told myself that maybe, being a wedding photographer is not for me. I oftentimes lose the grip especially when I encounter emotional hindrances in achieving what I dream of becoming to. But somehow, I still hope and try that I could do good in wedding photography, not really that being a professional one like those wedding photographers hired and contacted from any Minneapolis wedding planner, but at least I still can perform best. Not to mention, they really provide superb and hard-to-forget wedding images.
With my eagerness to learn, I opted to just settle for books, magazines and available online uploaded videos of tutorials and other information about wedding photography. I didn’t the enroll summer photography classes which I and a friend first planned to do on the 2012 summer. I didn’t push through with that plan because of some very personal reasons.
Moreover, I was able to buy two (2) photography books from Canon and a number of photography magazines, both local and international issues. Even before I bought those materials, wedding photographs always stun me but it did shook me up more when I saw one of the photographs of Shelley Paulson, a wedding photographer from Minneapolis. One of her wedding images was featured in a column of the magazine labeled as Wedding photography MN. That image was really amazing. And I just wish I could take photos like those someday.
It is more than a week now that I have bought Deborah, my Canon EOS 60d DSLR Camera a Benro Tripod. Though I’ve told myself not to accessorize more and as what M kept on reminding me, I still can’t get over of making her (Deborah) useful as she could.
..with my Benro Tripod
I was actually sporting for any best tripod brands for DSLR cameras that could carry camera loads as much as 18 lbs. (pounds) or 8 kilograms. I went to different camera shopping stalls and shops in the malls and even checked from online stores, but nothing could offer me what I looked for in an affordable rate but only this Benro tripod I am having now.
This Benro tripod could carry as weighty as 18 lbs. Asking me why I chose this? It is because I am still thinking of owning a telephoto zoom lens for Deborah, as what I have mentioned in my previous post.
Hopefully, I could maximize the uses of this tripod as well as Deborah even though our classes in medical school is soon to resume.