Different kinds of shows require a different kinds of results. When I shoot play, there are times I can almost predict where the action is happening and where it's going to go so I can get the shot when it happens. Shooting a live dance performance can be another beast all together and American Tribal Style belly dance, a form of belly dance built around group improvisation, is no exception. Of course when you trade out theater lights for the harsh rays of the sun, capturing that perfect photo becomes that much harder.

On July 11th, I had the honor of following the Students of Skin Deep around with my camera as these talented rocked the Beacon Rocks street festival.