Dancing in the Dark


25th August 2017

The Workshop

Take a professional dancer and get her “en pointe” in a city after dark and what do you get? A little bit of magic! Cambridge provides and ideal backdrop for this with the bridges, water and well illuminated buildings.

This three hour workshop begins before sunset when we will use a mix of speed lights and portable studio flash to control the mix of ambient light and flash to create some dramatic images of our dancer, Alexa. We will also be using slow shutter techniques to introduce controlled blur.

After the sun has gone down we will look for suitable locations where the lights of the city can illuminate Alexa’s ballet and contemporary dance moves.


The Location

This workshop takes place in Cambridge.

The Event

This workshop runs between 7.30pm-10.30pm on the 25th August. The cost of the workshop is £99 per person. And is limited to a maximum of 8 photographers. Members of the Guild of Photographers qualify for a 10% discount on this event. Please contact steve@andrewappleton.com for more information.

The Gear

Speed lights and studio flash will be provided, you will need your camera and a selections of lenses that cover 24mm to 200mm. Some wide aperture primes such as a 50mm f/1.8 can be useful for low light situations.

If you have any questions regarding equipment please contact steve@andrewappleton.com

The Dancer

The Dancer for this event is Alexa Hilton

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Venue Phone: 07969 414425

Location Workshop, Head Office Address, Check Individual Event, Lincoln, LN8 6NH

This is a location workshop, the address shown on the registration information is our head office. Please check the event description for details of the location of the event, the exact meeting point will be emailed to delegates a week prior to the event. For more information please email steve@andrewappleton.com

  • August 25, 2017
    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm