Camera: Nikon D1x
Film Type: Digital
Lens: 17-35mm zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1 second @ f/28
Weather Conditions: Hot and humid
Time of Day: Night
Lighting Techniques: Fill flash
Special Equipment or Comments: The technique that has become known as "flash and burn" is really two photographs in one. In this case the shutter opened and a one second exposure takes in the dark room with colored lights. I purposely moved the camera while the shutter was open to get a blur of color to add a sense of movement to the scene. While the shutter is open, the on-camera flash lights the dancers freezing them in the highspeed burst of light. The picture made by the flash is really a second picture superimposed on the blur-of-color background. The effect is hard to predict. The ability to immediately see the image produced by the digital camera takes a lot of the anxiety out of the process.