Shot Recipe – Edition #11

Contributor: Bryce Jarrett – Retail Sales and Customer Service Administrator


What is Bryce’s recipe for the shot? 


 - Canon 6d

 - Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art



  • Shutter speed 1/320
  • Aperture f/5.6
  • ISO 1250



The following photo was taken as part of a marketing campaign for an indie dance show called ‘Shade.’ This show is primarily based around street/hip-hop dancing, utilising some of Brisbane’s most talented performers in this genre. Having been involved in the street dance scene for many years, I was already well appointed with the person organising the event which is how I scored the gig.

We were hoping to achieve contrast between the clothing that the dancers wear and the scenery they would be placed, in order to make the dancer ‘pop’ and stand out as much as possible. The white clothing mixed with the colourful graffiti provided the contrast that we needed, and we’re all quite happy with the end result!

It can be difficult shooting one person who is dancing, let alone 6 people in one photo. Choreographing and making sure the B-boys and B-girls were in sync for the photo was the main challenge. It took us about 20 attempts before we got a shot where no body’s face or body parts were hidden behind another, and that everyone hit the apex of their move at the same time. I had the easy job here as all I needed to do was press the shutter button and maintain focus!

The gear used was a fairly simple set-up; Canon 6D and Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art. Because the room has plenty of natural light I felt that was all we needed, and considering everything ‘pops’ the way we wanted it to, I’m happy with this decision.

If you have any questions about this photo you can shoot me an email: - or any other question regarding photography and camera equipment for that matter. Also, if you’re interested in ‘Shade’ and would like to know more details, you can find them at:

Shade Brisbane

Image by Bryce Jarrett

Thanks for reading!
Bryce Jarrett





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