Listening to Robert Capa

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa

I’m trying. Still photographing rehearsals for Dancing with the Ojai Stars.

Getting too close to dancers is risky for all parties. It would have been nice to get physically closer with a wider lens in the hope of blurring the horrible background that mars this beautiful moment.

At performances, I try to show whole dancers in context, but in rehearsal, the real subject is the intense concentration as the dancers learn new material.

Getting close means finding new perspectives, and that's my mission. When the dancers are this joyous, so am I.

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