Desert Dance Festival

Went to Desert Dance Festival (DDF) again this year. It’s a local belly dance festival in Santa Clara. We’ve gone several years in a row as my wife’s troupe dances there every year. This is one of the many dance performances I shoot which does not allow flash. At first I felt a bit frustrated, mostly because I was just starting out and didn’t know anything about shooting in low/bad light, but now I actually enjoy shooting with available light. The lighting isn’t usually very good for photography, and there aren’t very many choices on angle, but its a good challenge and I think I get a few more good ones each time I go.