BetterPhoto instructor Jim Zuckerman is a top stock photographer and widely published author. While leading a photo tour to Indonesia, he made arrangements for his group to photograph some of the exotic dances in Bali.
Says Jim Z: "It’s tough to get perfect shots during a dance performance because things happen fast, and sitting in an audience is obviously very limiting. By hiring the performers, I can create exactly the kinds of classic travel pictures that are artistic, marketable, and fun to shoot.
"When I did the research for this trip, I found some great locations to place the various dancers I hired — like the dragon stairs, above.
"Never underestimate the power of a background to make a picture visually dynamic. Great subjects like Balinese dancers deserve great backgrounds."
- Jim Zuckerman teaches many excellent online photography courses at BetterPhoto.com, including Taking the Mystery Out of Flash Photography and Eight Steps to More Dramatic Photography.
- A new book will be published this October - by Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager! Check it out: The BetterPhoto Guide to Creative Digital Photography, which focuses on composition, color, and design.