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CINDY EDMONDSON, 20, enjoys a vantage point few photographers share-backstage. A junior majoring in dance at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA, she frequently shoots during performances, whenever she's not on stage herself. In this shot of ballerinas in Swan Lake, she used the stage lighting and slow shutter speed, along with slight overexposure, for artistic effect. "My mother's an amateur photographer, and it's funny that I've wound up loving photography, because I was always so annoyed with her for always having the camera out," she says. "But now I've developed a little obsession with it." Tech info: Kodak EasyShare DX6490 zoom. Exposure, 1/11 sec at f/3.2. Slight retouching in Kodak EasyShare software.