Splish Splash Salsa!

Every summer since 2010, Plymouth’s latin dancers have gathered down by the water, to enjoy a unique mixture of dancing, socialising, swimming and picnicking. I have been there from the beginning, as the event photographer and occasionally, throwing some mean shapes of my own!

This article will reveal some secrets and maybe explain why I’m always lying on the floor 😉

Shooting into the light with high speed sync
Shooting into the light with high speed sync

Here are regulars, Jose and Nayi from Spain, soaking up some actual British sun!

Event photography group shot
Back down low, with the wide angle lens, for dramatic effect on the group dance.

Salsa warm up by the water’s edge

Children dancing on Plymouth waterfront
Shooting into the sun for maximum drama. Using high-speed sync fill-in flash.

Holding the camera in the shadow for the lovely low angle that works so well with children and also to provide those leading lines into the picture from the shadow’s edge. The camera is set to expose the sky properly, while the children are illuminated with flash set to sync with the very high shutter speeds the sky demands.

Dancers at the water's edge

Getting down and shooting from the floor again, for long legs, beautiful contre-jour lighting and leading lines from the shadows.

Steve and Jenette dance at Splish Splash

Just one more flourish from Steve and Jenette at the end of the day.

‘Splish Splash’ is the only event I shoot free of charge and as a wedding photographer, the un-pressured photographic experience is invaluable.

Event Photography
Service Type
Event Photography
Provider Name
Spotlessmedia,Plymouth,Devon-PL7 4SJ,
Telephone No.07972300937
Plymouth Devon & Cornwall UK
Event photography at Plymouth's 'Splish Splash Salsa'. Shooting into the sun with high-speed sync flash.