On Sunday night I attended ‘Danse Salmagundi – Spring Frolics Returns’  a wonderful set of dance performances put on by the ever energetic Ameena. The event was held in Dusk, Providence, Rhode Island, and while it created a nice ambiance for the performers the lighting was a tad tough. While there was limited stage lighting, the lights were small and directly above the performers creating a small hot sport and tough shadows.

I whine about the lighting at events like this but continue to do them because I believe that  it is good to technically challenge oneself to ensure I do not get lazy behind the lens.

However, that said, there is something magical about performance art images taken in less than perfect lighting,  I will be posting photos from most of the dance sets but I am kicking it off with the vibrant and colorful Aslahan Oryantal (Visit Aslahan’s website).

The Technical Stuff:

Body: EOS 1D MkIV
Lens: L Series EF 85mm/f1.2
Settings: f/1.4, 1/400th and ISO3200 (Ideally, I would have liked a faster shutter speed but these were my compromise settings. I initially started shooting with an f/2.8 lens but it was just too dark)

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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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