The world is a 6 foot man's paradise. But for those of us who fall far below that lofty ideal (I'm 5' 6"), we can many times feel short changed - pardon the pun. At my height it became quickly apparent that I wasn't ever going to get a clean shot at the stage with one of my longer lenses because of the hundred pairs of hands and heads between me and it. So I decided to capture the emotions and reactions of the crowd as they enjoyed the performers on stage instead.
With so much going on around you at an event like this, one might ask how do you know when a group of people are doing something that's worth recording above everyone else in the crowd? If candid photography flows through your blood you'll know instinctively. Here the young performer turned back for a moment to hear what her friend was saying to her. Only they know what he was teasing her about, but the parallel of those two turning from the action on stage, while the rest of the crowd intensely followed it, easily made for a great shot.
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