There’s a thrill in watching live performance, and when photographed well some of that energy and emotion can be successfully conveyed through time and space. Photographing theatre, dance, concerts and other forms of entertainment throws up a few technical challenges, most often in the form of low levels of lighting and moving subjects, as well as having to do the best with the vantage points available to you.
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