It was a little (a lot) nerve wracking. I knew the shots I desired to capture, but would I be allowed to go up where I desired to take them? And would I have the nerve? And would they even turn out?!?
Well, I was allowed and I did. As soon as I started snapping, I forgot about being nervous and went for the shots. I heard absolutely nothing and felt no eyes on me. Amazing.
Conditions were tricky. Lighting was dim so movement was an issue, making going on manual rather mandatory. I was pretty fresh to manual settings at this stage so I hoped and prayed they were turning out. How embarrassing if none did…
Well, I’m happy to report, I took a couple hundred and landed lots of great shots that were keepers. Some will indeed be used for the new website!
Their reaction? The words ‘great’ and phenomenal’ were used! Oh my…
And this is the result.
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Love how the light is hitting the lead singer.
A shot where movement made the photo.
This wasn’t the zoom. I was this close.
(if you zoom in dim conditions your photos will be noisy)
The Soul Cafe downstairs
And that’s a wrap.
There were so many others I’d love to show you but I’m respecting the privacy of those attending. I’ll point out the website once it’s up and running.
I am so blessed to actually TRY doing what I love to do in real life situations. How many of us are jumping on those opportunities? Look around you… I’d bet there’s someone in need that will help to build up your own portfolio!
Next up for photography? I’m shooting the Christmas Eve program. With nervous pleasure.
I’m better at manual now too… let’s hope that’s good news!