In what seem to be a steadily increasing number of photo shoots, I was engaged this evening to shoot a post bat-mitzvah dance.

It was a lot of work. Until you try it, you have no idea how hard it is to photograph a large crowd of whirling dancers spinning directly in front of you without ending up with nothing but backs! Nor is it that easy to photograph a group of eaters at a table without someone in the process of putting food into their mouths!

Nevermind. Not all the dances were so populated, and it was a pleasure to see the hostess enjoying herself as much as she clearly was.