Saturday, April 16, 2011

Stage Coach Theater Fund Raiser Open House

Stage Coach Theater asked me to take some pictures of their fund raising event at their new building. It was a very successful event and they raised a lot of money towards their eventual goal. For me it was challenging because the lighting was spare and a lot of it pointed straight down. Not the most complimentary angle for viewing people's faces. Another challenge is that I try to avoid camera mounted flash photography. Sure the target is clear and sharp but too often you get pasty white faces and the background fades away into darkness. Since this event was very much about the building, I really wanted get the space in there as well. So I was shooting with a low shutter speed but fortunately the full framed sensor in my Canon 5DmarkII was up to the task. Any sudden movements caused blurring but my strategy was to shoot as many pictures as possible and then harvest the best of the bunch. It turned out better than I had predicted.

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