Glam Indeed!!

by Camellia Staab April. 20, 2019 610 views

For me photography is all about having fun, and having fun is indeed what I did last Thursday night.

I got a call from one of my partners in crime stating that there was a show called Luxotica Lounge Cabaret, (burlesque combined with circus acts) in town and whether or not I would be interested in doing a shoot.

Well YES!!!

You don’t have to ask me twice!!

Not having participated in anything similar to this type of a shoot, I obviously was not aware of some of the challenges.

Challenge #1- Lightening:

For obvious reasons one does not use a flash and since the light is set up for stage production; low, colorful, and somewhat crepuscular….. the ISO in the camera needs to be boosted (we all know what happens with high ISO).

Challenge #2- Movement

It’s a show! People are dancing, walking and bottom line, lots of movements, hence the shutter speed needs to be fast in order to freeze motion.

While the above two areas were my biggest challenges the location was also a challenge. The show was taking place at a venue, opened to the public, with lots chairs and tables, therefore, moving about and around and not blocking the patrons’ view was something to be considered.

But you know what?

It all worked out….more or less.

You can be the judge as you take a look at these photos and if you have a suggestion, you know I will listen. 😊

Vivacious Miss Audacious and Dr. Rocktagon

Vivacious Miss Audacious and Dr. Rocktagon

Vivacious Miss Audacious

Vivacious Miss Audacious

Gurl Haggard

Gurl Haggard

While some of the photos didn't turn out as well as I would have liked them to, the show did turn out better than I had imagined.

So much talent and so much class all combined in one presentation. Music was great, dancers even greater. Audience participation to the max!

If this group ever lands in your area of the country, I highly recommend you attend their show.

You will have the time of your life! 😃

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Sydney Solomon 1 year, 10 months ago

I would like to memorialise one of the photos as a painting...you choose which one.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sydney Solomon 1 year, 10 months ago

#24

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Lynn F Medley 1 year, 10 months ago

I think they are great!!! Sometimes you just have to get over the higher ISO to get the shots. That’s what conclusion I have come to, I will definitely keep the show in mind .

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Camellia Staab Replied to Lynn F Medley 1 year, 10 months ago

I agree with you Lynn, if it's a choice between getting a noisy shot or no shot at all, I think the noisy shot will be the winner each time. At least in my life since I am not a pro and not getting paid smile

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Russell Smith 1 year, 10 months ago

Good times, Good fun and Good shots. Those that were not as good I am sure taught you something which is a bonus. I love the lighting that they used for the stage quite nice too.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 10 months ago

This is definitely a hobby where the learning never stops, as long as one stops and reflects, as you have done in  the past. I used a newly acquired 24-70 mm lens with an aperture of 2.8 thinking it would be just fine. Next time I think I will have to use my 50 mm since it is a 1.8 therefor it won't force me to use such high ISO. Live and learn smile

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

Nice series. This is not so easy. And a bit of noise works here.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks Peter smile

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Björn Roose 1 year, 10 months ago

Not my type of photography, but I think you did pretty well. In some photographs there's - and I know that's caused by the lighting - a little too much haze, which I would try to get rid of. In Affinity Photo that's pretty easy to do and I use the feature for very sunny photographs.

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Björn Roose 1 year, 10 months ago

Not familiar with Affinity Photo but will definitely look into it. The photos are soft in general and not exactly the softness I care for but.....beggars can't be choosy smile

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Sydney Solomon 1 year, 10 months ago

Good work...nothing like having a little fun...and working.

1 year, 10 months ago Edited
Camellia Staab Replied to Sydney Solomon 1 year, 10 months ago

Thanks Sydney

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