“My No. 1 goal during this trip to Maui was to capture a powerful shot of a fire dancer. So I researched how to shoot fire motion before I left — a high ISO and a shutter speed that would minimize motion blur. Everything came together. A beach performance with perfect evening light. My newly learned techniques. And the fact that he didn’t mind posing.”
Shot with: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, 24-70 mm lens.
Prize: Seven-night Tahitian cruise for two with Paul Gauguin, plus airfare