It was a fun night at Aurora After Dark, 3/30/2016, show located at Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence, Rhode Island. It was a nice venue with an engaged audience and with Flour Power IPA on tap I was able to shoot a great show and have a nice beer.

Performances by:

  • Roxy Shake
  • Mikey Shake
  • Velvette Revolver
  • Lola Belle
  • Comedy from Siri. S. Bitniss
  • Songs from Guilted Lilly
  • Pick up artistry by Michelle the Kitten

The Technical Stuff:

For this shoot, I had to stand and shoot  behind the audience (and occasionally from the side), hence the use of the 70-200mm lens. The stage backdrop was a projection from the front of the performers which provided mixed blessings – on one hand the ambient lighting on the stage wasn’t too shabby but the patterns and letters on the design created shadows which in many cases rendered the images useless – but when the performers were out of the shadows the lighting was good. I was constantly changing my exposure to compensate for the shadows. That said, on some of the close-up images you can see the ‘frequency’ lines of the projectors and there is nothing that can be done about that. I did like the overall effect of the projected backdrop but as in all forms of performance art we photogs have to work with it.

Body: EOS 1D MkIV
Lens: L Series EF 70mm – 200mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400th
ISO: 5,000 (this was high to obtain a faster shutter speed because some of the performances involved a lot of movement)
Aperture: f/2.8

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