Create 308

Recently I worked on a business story about an arts academy in downtown Grand Island with our reporter Kelli Rollin. I photographed two dance classes including contemporary and jazz dance. I lit the room with two Canon 600 EX-RT speedlites positioned in the back of the dance classes and a wall-length mirror at the front of the class acted as fill light. So, I had the option of photographing into the mirror, which I enjoy photographing subjects off center in a mirror. It’s just a challenge at times to keep my reflection out of the image.

Hannah Fjeldhein does an attitude leap as other dance students watch in Jamie Jones Studio A contemporary dance class at Create 308 in downtown Grand Island.

Hannah Fjeldhein does an attitude leap as other dance students watch in Jamie Jones Studio A contemporary dance class at Create 308 in downtown Grand Island.

Ellie Alberts stretches with other dancers warming up for Jamie Jones contemporary dance class at Create 308.

Ellie Alberts stretches with other dancers warming up for Jamie Jones contemporary dance class at Create 308.

Jazz dance instructor Megan Wardyn helps dance student Aizlynn Krafka with stretching her hamstrings at Create 308.

Jazz dance instructor Megan Wardyn helps dance student Aizlynn Krafka with stretching her hamstrings at Create 308.

Sydnee Meyer, center, braces her legs on Finley, left, and Mia Anlazola, right, while looking into a mirror before doing pushups that will help stretch a dancer's hip flexor muscles during a jazz dance class at Create 308.

Sydnee Meyer, center, braces her legs on Finley, left, and Mia Anlazola, right, while looking into a mirror before doing pushups that will help stretch a dancer’s hip flexor muscles during a jazz dance class at Create 308.

MacKenzieWiese, right jumps during a jazz dance class at Create 308.

MacKenzieWiese, right jumps during a jazz dance class at Create 308.

Dancers wrote with chalk on a blackboard why they like dancing.

Dancers wrote with chalk on a blackboard why they like dancing.

The Create 308 sign.

The Create 308 sign.

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