Challenge Chris: March 2016

Challenge Chris:

Each month we challenge photographer Chris Demott to capture a unique image of Bedford. Chris explains the background to this month’s picture:

It was suggested on the We Are Bedford Facebook page that I take a photo of the performers of Bedford Fire and Flow Arts.  It turned out to be one of the hardest things I have had to photograph! They practice with fire at night so it’s dark and there is a lot of movement which makes keeping the performer in focus really tough, especially as you have to have a slow shutter speed to record the interesting shapes of the fire. I went down to two of their meetings and finally got something I was happy with, the trick is to use flash to freeze the action of the performer.

Challenge Chris

You can read more about this month’s challenge on Chris’ blog.

Bedford Fire and Flow are a local group and are available for both performances and tuition, you can contact Zeb Ediah for information, you can find the group on Facebook and website is

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