Today I received my new lens. This is a great low-light lens which I’ll find very useful in my wedding photography.
Here are a couple of images straight out of the camera. Note the extremely shallow depth of field. These were all taken at f/1.4 to see how the camera performed in low light. They were all hand-held, in Aperture Priority mode inside my house.
I had a bit of time to kill today while my studio warmed up for a class. I tried the water drop experiment. I shot 40 frames and ended up with this keeper. This was in natural light. I’m interested to try some more with different lighting!
I’ve been photographing Meaghan and her family for many years. She asked for professional dance portraits to accompany her senior images. Here are a couple of neat images from our recent session.
Last week I photographed a unique event: The dance performance of Attack Theatre performing Stravinsky’s “A Soldier’s Tale”, accompanied by a small group from the Erie Philharmonic.
Photographing in a quiet yet packed Warner Theatre was an interesting challenge for me. I was photographing without flash of course, from the back of the theater. The sound of my camera’s shutter would have been distracting, so I muffled the clicks it by wrapping me and my camera in thick layers of black velvet. I was invisible in the dark!
I had nearly optimal settings on my camera for the conditions: Wide aperture, moderately high ISO, and a shutter speed sufficient to stop the motion of the dancers. I had my 70-200 IS lens set on f/2.8, and I switched to a 50mm f/1.8 for a couple of wide angle images.
Enjoy some of the images from this great performance. Erie does have a lot of cultural events!