It’s nice to try something new for a change, but this was a challenge!!
I was supporting a Gala Evening in aid of a local Sue Ryder Hospice in Bedford. It was a black tie affair, and they had a band playing – it was a Night of Swing Music. I was to capture PR images for use by the organisers and Sue Ryder, it was a great cause and I was glad to support the event.
It was held at the Place Theatre in Bedford, and the band was playing in the auditorium and all I can say is thank goodness for theatrical lighting!!
The walls were black, the floor was black, the ceiling was black and flash was just not an option! So it was down to high ISO, to keep the shutter speed and aperture at a sensible level, and most of the time I was in manual focus as the AF was struggling with the low light level.
At the end of the night though all was good, I was pleased with the results, and a quality end product for the client, which is of course the most important thing.