Humboldt Dance Force

Picture of the Month – September 2011

For the last eight years, I’ve been taking photos of Laura East’s Ferndale Dance Academy productions and each year the production has gotten bigger and better. Now Laura is starting off on a new adventure, the Humboldt Dance Force, which will provide FDA dancers more opportunities to perform.

To kick off the first season of Humboldt Dance Force, the dancers, Laura, and I headed over to Fireman’s Park in Ferndale. First we did individual shots of all of the dancers posing on the playground equipment. Then we did one final group shot, that involved a lot of trial and error in poses to get everything to work. Thanks to the dedication and patience of the dancers, it all worked out into a dynamic and exciting group shot.

Because HDF will be known for their use of bright colors (see their web page for an example!) the saturation of this shot is boosted way beyond what I would normally do. But sometimes it’s fun to break out the box you construct for yourself.

Humboldt Dance Force

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