I’m off to the camera show in Toronto tomorrow (soooo excited!!), and I need to get to bed because I have to get up early, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek of some experimenting I did tonight.
My son, Daniel, is taking drama this semester, and part of his mark includes doing a review of a stage production, so tonight we went to see the annual musical at his high school. I really enjoyed it because it brought back a ton of memories of my high school days back in the dark ages. High school productions are interesting because there is such a mixture of talent from the so-so to the “wow I didn’t know she could sing like that!!” which I heard come out of my son’s mouth many times during the performance.
Because the auditorium was completely dark and we weren’t allowed flashes, I couldn’t really see the controls on my camera to experiment too much, so I basically used the auto mode without flash and my telephoto lens (hand held). The photos turned out surprisingly well considering the lighting conditions (completely dark where I was and bright lighting on stage), and I will probably post quite a few shots in the days to come. However, I wanted to post one photo now which is my favourite of the night. This young lady is one of Daniel’s best friends, and I think she is absolutely stunning and has the voice of an angel. What I really love about this shot is how her arm on the right and another performer’s arm on the left ended up kind of framing her face. Plus the lighting is great! What do you think? Is this a keeper?