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Hard Dance Awards 2009 Photos


I Went to the Hard Dance Awards 2009 2 weeks ago for No Title Magazine who are doing a review. I borrowed the Canon 430EX flash from my good friend Mark to get the best shots. The night turned out to be an excellent practice ground for experimentation with long exposure flash shots as you can see from the photos below. I even got some nice shots of DJs Rob Tissera and Mark EG! For the full photo set selection go to my photo gallery.

Gear used: My canon 400D, Canon 24-105mm lens, the Sigma 10-20mm lens and Canon 430EX flash.

Rob Tissera handing out awards at Hard Dance Awards 2009

Rob Tissera handing out awards at Hard Dance Awards 2009

I captured this craaaazy shot of Mark EG as he was leaving the press room.

I captured this craaaazy shot of Mark EG as he was leaving the press room.

The best part of the night was hanging out between the stage and crowd barriers to capture the dancing crowd. Here are a few examples where I’ve used long exposure flash. Notice that the photos aren’t 100% sharp all over and come alive with the important areas being sharp to different degrees (by the flash) and the rest being blurred.

Clubbers enjoying the Hard Dance Awards. Aperture: 4.0, Shutter: 0.4 sec, ISO: 400

Clubbers enjoying the Hard Dance Awards. Aperture: 4.0, Shutter: 0.4 sec, ISO: 400

Some more girls & guys enjoying themselves - Aperture: F4.0, Shutter: 0.3 sec, ISO: 400

Some more girls & guys enjoying themselves - Aperture: F4.0, Shutter: 0.3 sec, ISO: 400

Lovers (Id think) enjoying themselves - Aperture: F5.6, Shutter: 0.3 sec, ISO: 400

Lovers (I'd think) enjoying themselves - Aperture: F5.6, Shutter: 0.3 sec, ISO: 400

It was a great night and I hope you liked the set. Also check out the Raisetheroof 2009 photos from the event organised by No-Title magazine.

5 responses

  1. callmecheez

    Great pics, did you use second curtain sync for these; and what flash you using? Cheers🙂

    April 3, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    • good6u

      Thanks! Front curtain yes. Using a 430ex.

      April 3, 2009 at 7:11 pm

  2. callmecheez

    Ace. Were you pointing it direct or diffusing it somehow? Cheers

    April 3, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    • good6u

      Some movment in the frame but mainly trying to keep as still as possible. No post processing either except some grain removal.

      April 3, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    • good6u

      Flash was diffused, pointed at a 45 degree upwards.

      May 27, 2009 at 9:36 pm

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