This workshop was held at a Professional Dance studio in Maidstone in Kent. This workshop was the first time that I had been with other people in rooms and I must admit to being concerned. The workshop was my second visit to this studio.
I have attended workshops organised by Jon Gray before and this was the third time that Kate had been the model. Kate Byrne is a professional classic and contemporary dancer and appeared in the BBC programme “Life of a Dancer”.
After my 1-2-1 ZOOM sessions with Brian Worley I was confident that I had my Canon mirrorless camera ready for its first studio shoot.
Session 1 – just hanging there
For this part of the shoot we were in a studio in the basement of the building.
I shot while Kate Byrne was working 1-2-1 with other photographers taking advantage of the electronic shutter and low light on my camera. Note the difference in the back sheet’s colours.
I have to admit being uncomfortable being in the small studio and being with others not wearing masks.
Session 2 – on the bars
Back upstairs in the main studio I was much more comfortable and retained my mask when within a couple of metres of others. The room was large and had windows open. Kate Byrne had changed and I took shots by the mirrors and by the bars before some shots of her feet as she balanced on her toes.
These shots would in my opinion would have been better if we had had a backdrop instead of a black skirting board!