I am fairly certain that Lauren over at Flight Fitness loves Halloween more than Christmas, so it’s no surprise that she chooses that as the date for her club showcase!
As is always the case with showcase gigs, it’s a mixed bag with what kind of lighting and environment you’re going to get, as well as where you can shoot from within the crowd. I try to crop tight to minimise distraction from things like fire escape signs and studio backdrops, and then ordinarily have to do some heavy lifting in Lightroom to offset the tricky lighting conditions.
Group performances are also really common at showcases too, and they present a fresh challenge in knowing where to look! If you’ve not seen a routine before and there are 8 performers up on stage, trying to seek out the best moments as well as making sure all the performers are represented is quite a unique and demanding task.
Always hugely entertaining, they’re some of my favourite jobs to shoot, as not only do you have captures of the performances themselves, but also far more candid shots of the crowd and the performers that show you a different side to things than you ordinarily see from a studio photoshoot.
If you’re interested in hiring me to cover events and showcases, check out the rest of my event work in the main menu!