So last night I shot another Broken Leg Theatre. This time the theme was, appropriately, ‘Summer’. It was my first ‘major’ shoot with the new camera. So far, I’ve been really happy with the photos. This is going to be a bit of a technical post this time, as I do a mini-review of my camera.
Broken Leg Theatre – Summer
Last night presented me with a few challenges. Backstage on one side was a ramp, making the stage accessible for one of the performers. This was, of course, great! It did, however, essentially block off that side of the stage for me to shoot on as I could not longer quickly and easily move from backstage out to the audience. A lot of the acts used a piano, which was placed on the opposite side and blocked what was is usually the best view backstage. I think I was able to make it work, though, and got some shots that I never thought of taking before.
I didn’t realize until I got home that I accidentally turned on the exposure compensation. It’s not the first time I’ve done that, but I haven’t thought to double check since I started using the new camera. I was super pleased with how it deals with high ISO. I was able to shoot at 12,800 without ruining the photo! This meant I was able to shoot with an aperture of f8. This was really helpful as correct focusing is a problem for me and this gave me a little bit more leeway. Looking back on the photos, I think I should have stayed at the f5-ish I normally shot at so I could shoot with a faster shutter speed and freeze some of the motion, especially with the dancers and actors.
Anyway, enough of that. Photos! My favourite thing about shooting Broken Leg Theatre is the shadows on the stage. I’ve shot and posted so many of them, I really don’t need to shoot anymore, but I can’t stop!