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Freeze-Frame Moment

June 16, 2017

By Stacey Goldberg

© Sage Studios Photography

After the ceremony, the formal photos, the cocktail hour and the catered dinner, there's nothing quite like the magic of good drinks, great tunes and even better friends hitting the dance floor. And for this wedding in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Steven Vinces of Sage Studios Photography says "the crowd definitely loved the rock and roll bangers." Take a look at the evidence of this guest's in-the-moment hair flip.

"I love that this image captured the peak of action," the photographer says. "Any later or earlier, and the image would have been considerably weaker."

And while Vinces says luck played a small part in him spotting and capturing this precise freeze-frame moment, his knowing how to approach the dance floor from a technical standpoint was also a key component. "If you want to get great shots on the dance floor, I always tell people that you should be at the wide end of your lens and to do your best to get in close," he says. "A lot of people think reaction time is important, but I would say that foresight is equally, if not more, valuable."

(Captured using a Canon 5D Mark II with a 16-35mm L lens, plus a speed light bounced up and to the right.)

© Sage Studios Photography

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