Entry number 47 for the 2022 365 Black & White Challenge is a photograph from my daughter’s dance studio.

A dance teacher demonstrates a trampet acrobatics move.
2022 365 Black & White Challenge – 47/365


In February, I am selecting the oldest photo from my “Candidates” folder and if I still love it, posting that. If the love has gone, it gets deleted.

This photograph was taken during my daughter’s junior acrobatics class on the weekend. My wife and I (in exchange for ballet, jazz, tap & acro lessons) provide photographic services to the studio when required. How did we get such a great deal? We are related. 🙂

The photo was taken with the 16-35mm lens, normally a lens I reserve for video but having seen the class before, I knew there would be trampoline activities and not so much pre-visualised, but pre-planned for something like this.

As well as many photos of the adorable kids doing the activity, there was a few of the student-teacher who managed more height and dare I say, grace.

Very pleased with the result as the most difficult moving focus to obtain is when the subject is moving towards you (especially when you have the camera set to “S” – Single focus, rather than “C” – Continous focus!). As mentioned in previous posts, the Nikon Z9 would have handled the movement perfectly. Hurry up August!

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I took the camera out while the daughter was having a play date with a school friend on Sunday. You’ll start seeing photos from that time soon. 

It’s weird shooting for the blog as I want the photos to be interesting to hopefully grab your attention, but the whole idea of the blog in the first place was to take photos for me.

It is truly a challenge for me to take photos that do not have anyone in them as I LOVE photographing people. My primary skill in the area is when I’m walking around a wedding or event sniping shots from across a room, but give me a person one on one in front of me with their full trust and cooperation in the studio, and I can’t wait to see what I can pull out of them.

An interesting issue I’ve had with this lot of photographs is that I have taken a couple of photos that I want to publish in colour! Insert a high pitched “Whaaaaat?!” Here, but then my website homepage will look weird. 

But primarily, my photographs are a conglomeration of images where I have isolated one aspect of the object allowing the rest to go into butterfly bokeh (the photographic term for 

These are the struggles I live with.

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# Photo Information 
Camera: Nikon Z6
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 16-35mm 1:4G ED @ 16mm
Settings: 1/320 | f/4 | ISO 400
When: Saturday February 12, 2022 @ 11:53
Where: Hastings, Victoria, Australia
# Useless Website Statistics
Post number: 161
Published: Thursday February 16, 2022 @ 0701 AEDST
Composed: Monday February 14, 2022
Scheduled Posts Ready To Publish: 3
B&W 365 Challenge: 47/365 (12.8% complete)
Candidates Folder: 17 (-1)
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