Photographing the performing arts (arts that are performed for an audience, such as dance, theatre and music) can be a wonderful way to combine your enjoyment of those arts with an interest in photography. Often it benefits to get privileged access to the front of the audience, but then equally impressive can be photography which shows the performance in its entirety and context, audience and all. There is technical skill involved in shooting performance that is often dimly lit, especially when movement is involved.
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