My Best Shot: Sherwin Crasto

 
Photograph/Sherwin Crasto

Photograph/Sherwin Crasto

This story was originally published in May 2014.

Sherwin Crasto

Sherwin Crasto

Why It Is My Best Shot
Frankly, it isn’t, but it is an image that makes me feel good. While I have pushed myself a little extra to get most of my best shots, this one was equally difficult.

Where and When I Shot This Image
I shot this image on 6 November 2008, at the NCPA, Mumbai during a two-day cultural festival of Russia. The ballerina is from Russia’s famous Marinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

How I Achieved It
Thanks to the NCPA’s PR team who let me have a sneak peak during a rehearsal. This helped plan the composition, though I wish I had shot the image a split second earlier when she achieved a complete 10-10- 10 jump.

The Gear I Used To Get The Shot
I used a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II with a Canon 16–35mm f/2.8 lens which was at 24mm.

About Sherwin Crasto
Sherwin has been a photojournalist for the past 28 years and has worked with the Associated Press, Reuters, The Independent, The Indian Post, and DNA. He is the brain behind Solaris Images, a news photo agency. In 2006, he won a gold trophy at the China International Press Photo competition (CHIPP).

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