Photographing a NYC breakdancer with Nikon Z

Joe McNally on using the Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras

Performers – The next stop in the Performers Series is the Bronx with this breakdancer.

Nikon Ambassador Joe McNally photographed Kevin Rivera, a New York breakdancer, at home and dancing as he regularly does in a NYC subway station with the Z series mirrorless cameras.

He used the Z 6, designed for high ISO action capture in low-light areas of Kevin’s home as well as on the subway and in the station. In a warehouse at the end of the day with light streaming through the windows, Joe Utilized the Z 7 and its high resolution 45.7MP sensor, set at a lower ISO for portraits showing off the Kevin’s moves—using studio lighting to freeze the action.

For assignments where you’ve got to shoot a variety of images, the Z series mirrorless cameras provide you with the best of what they’re designed for—Z 6 for capturing the low-light moments on the go when you might need to bump up the ISO, and the Z 7 for action packed portraits that need to be shot in high 45.7MP resolution.

Joe McNally is an internationally acclaimed photographer whose career has spanned 30 years and included assignments in over 50 countries. He has shot cover stories for TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, New York, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and Men’s Journal. Two of Joe's books, The Moment It Clicks and The Hot Shoe Diaries, both cracked Amazon’s top ten list of best sellers. Visit his website at and ambassador page.

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