Meet fashion photographer and ViewBug member DiSilvaPhotography. "Capturing life through my lens is my beautiful obsession. With only ambition and determination as my drive, I began teaching myself; I studied as many aspects of photography I can, through books, videos and non-stop practice. Utilizing these skills, I've managed to shoot runway shows held at Bryant Park, Chanel and VH1. My Photo-Manipulations were invited to Display at a Gallery in Germany. The experience is humbling, exciting, and help me continue to grow as an artist. I continue chasing my dream of one day, becoming a full time High Fashion Photographer." - DiSilvaPhotography

Learn the story behind the awarded image "EX":


1. DiSilvaPhotography, where did you take this photo?

I took this by a pier around 48th street west side, in New York City.

2. What time of day?

It was around 5 pm when the sun was getting into that golden hour.

3. Anything worth sharing about lighting?

Honestly I try my best to use natural lighting for all of my shoots. All the light used for this shoot was natural. Shooting with natural you take risks but at the same time its fun because you never know what you will get/capture. Also you get better at finding light or knowing what spot/time of date will give you the best lighting.

4. What equipment did you use?

I didn't use a tripod or a flash I think I did have my flash on the camera but it was off. I used my Canon 5d MK ii with Canon 17-40 F4 L lens.

5. What inspired you to take this photo?

New York City inspired me to take this photo because people here are always on the move. My dance photos represent the New Yorkers that can't stay still, they're always on the move.

6. Did you do any post-processing? If yes, tell us about it!

I did do some post work, which was simple adjustments to contrast and a little saturation.

7. What equipment do you normally have in your bag?

I always carry my prime lens Canon 85mm F1.2 L Lens and my wide 17-40 F4 l Lens.

8. Any advice for others trying to capture something similar?

Taking dance photos are so fun especially if you have the right dancers, location and lighting. Choosing  good dancers is always a bit hard for me but  looking through  websites like and helps a great deal. Finding a location is easy but knowing the type of dance moves or even dance styles requires some research. One huge thing to always remember is shooting a dancer takes a lot of patience and time. You will definitely need a fast shutter speed and to time the dancers movements for a great shot.  Other than these few pointers, just have fun creating!