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.
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. 😊
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! 😃