Adam Stevens Photography

January 26, 2010

Zumba Stanwood!! More energy than you can shake a stick at!

Filed under: Sports — Tags: , , , , — photobby @ 4:17 pm

What a blast!  I had the chance to shoot the grand opening for Studio Z in Stanwood last night, and it wore me out!  I’m glad I was able to hide behind the camera, if I had to participate I don’t think I would have been able to walk the next day!  It was obvious that these ladies love running these classes, and they really pulled all the people in.  I could feel the energy pouring out of the place from the parking lot, and they didn’t let up one bit!  I’ll point you to their site for all the details it’s here:  I think half the fun of shooting this was the energy level.  It is always so much fun to take pictures when people are having a good time, there is lots of energy and emotion.  Helping out was Chris with Your Song DJ, he MC’d and ran the sound for the night, fun to see him out of his tux!

A side note; a lot of these photos are a little blurry, that’s on purpose.  Leme splain it to you…  Ever seen the dance photos that look more like people frozen in weird positions?  Yea we all have, I am not a big fan, and as this (just like the dancing at a wedding) is mostly about motion, I was “dragging the shutter” and in some of them mixing flash to try to push a little more detail into the image.  Some blur, but with some definition.  Flash with a fast shutter would have frozen them, looking like Mr. Roboto with dead batteries.  Some times fast flash & shutter looks great, in fact if you look at the post “White Seamless” (going live tomorrow night) you will see my little gal’s hair flying up, frozen with no blur.  Oh she was moving let me tell you!  But the flash froze her, no flash and she would have been a pink blob on the white..

But back to the photos- lots of people and lots of fun!!

Here are the instructors!

Now…  I’ve saved my two favorite images for last.  They are out of a series of like 7, but these two were my favorites.  Candie was wild, she would get this intense look on her face, and move around faster than I think I ever could, it got the class wound up!!  Nothing like 200+ screaming people working out to some great beats!



  1. Adam,

    This rocks! Thanks for not including that one person…

    Really nice photo set. I’d love to go over it with you to see how you did some of it. You’ve got some cool shots in here (lighting, fuzzyness, angles, just cool).


    Comment by Jeremy — January 27, 2010 @ 1:20 am

    • Thanks Jeremy! Yea, we should do coffee or something sometime. Soon.

      Comment by photobby — January 27, 2010 @ 8:43 am

  2. Looks like more fun that what I do for a living. How do I get started? Nice shots!

    Comment by Greg Sicotte — January 27, 2010 @ 9:51 am

    • Thanks Greg! I am sure you end up sweating from time to time. You just don’t have people doing MJ’s “Thriller” all around you!

      Comment by photobby — January 27, 2010 @ 10:53 am

  3. Great job, it looks like everyone was having a real blast!

    I’m worn out just looking at the pictures, you really captured the energy.

    Comment by kkhphotos — January 27, 2010 @ 5:18 pm

  4. Hello
    Those are very nice photographs and I like all photographs very much.I think you had a lot of fun together..Thank you very much for showing us these beautiful pictures.

    Comment by buy dsi r4 — January 29, 2010 @ 5:27 am

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