Fusion Of Dance Festival Outdoor 2012

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Sun, smiling happy people and many stages: this outdoor edition of the Fusion Of Dance Festival was a big success. The line-up was big to have enough different music styles for everybody. The location – Wythmenerplas Zwolle – was perfect too: different beaches, water, forest. The perfect party place in the sun.

To me as the photographer a heavy job: a strict time table, trying to make as much different impressions as possible and as quick as possible. After the day was gone, I had no legs anymore, but it was worth it – for sure.

To light the DJ’s on stage I used bare bulb flashes, each connected to a PocketWizard FLEXTT5. On cam I had a PocketWizard MiniTT1 with an AC3 Zone Controller on top of it. This way I could adjust the power of my flashes straight from my camera, for the first time at a Fusion Of Dance festival.

A tip for you as a photographer if you want to do it too: make sure to check the configuration of your transmitters and receivers. The camera detection is set on “Auto” on factory settings, but then the timings are sub-optimal. Make sure to select your exact camera model for the best timings.
I did not, so on some pictures I had dark parts because of the missing synchronization timings during high speed sync. A good lesson for the next time.

The festival was one long day and evening. I could only do a modest part of the big lineup, so I did the softer styles as I like the ambient and the vibe there. Of course my favorite gogo dancers were also on board. 🙂

Thanks to the following Fusion Of Dance DJ’s to welcome me on stage, doing my thing:

The next edition is Fusion Of Dance Indoor. Make sure to be there, the 15th of December, IJsselhallen Zwolle, The Netherlands. Look for more information at StudioTaS, High Energy Events or the festival website.