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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George Ross

A full-service photographer, George Ross specializes in wedding photography, product photography, website photography, sports and portrait photography. Located in Richmond, Rhode Island, George travels and shoots wherever his clients need him. Call 401.284.6106

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