This week I covered a media summit after which there was a beautiful afterparty at Bathtub Gin. It was tough to shoot in that you could not move once the show started and it was very dimly lit. My camera, despite it being the fab 5D, had a hard time coming up with good readings.
BUT.. I found a way to grab a few images I liked a great deal. Here's one!
I will forever love the Latex Ball. Messages of support and camaraderie are spread throughout the night from the mic to the dance floor, people express themselves in whatever fashion fits and it goes all night.
I had a great time shooting at The Rock Shop last night in Brooklyn. I experimented with a faster shutter and I liked the results. That being said I had read an article during the day about a Nikon photographer who brought his ISO up to 8000 and used noise reduction in post to get great shots without flash. My intention for the night was to go without flash.
That lasted all of 15 minutes. I couldn't take missing the shots and I am just not sure my Canon can do it. I brought it up to the max (6400) and the shots were utterly unusable and as we all know with bands there are only so many songs, only so many moments available to catch so I didn't want to screw around.
This shot was taken after the band performance was over. The lead singer of the band (Jeanine Moss) and I were chatting and I just had to pull my gear back out. I loved the light.. I loved her positioning.. I loved that I had her still for a minute LOL. Doesn't hurt that she is gorge. I haven't even offloaded the rest of the images yet but I know this one to be one my favorite. I like it best full size. If you would like to see it full size just click!
Shooting J&The 9's at Piano's on Ludlow tomorrow night, 10PM sharp! Come out if you are in the mood for some rocking punk era rock music.
I am not a wedding photographer. I am not a headshot photographer either but that's another story. I always appreciate being asked and it is lovely to be offered work no matter the form.:)
That being said I DO do weddings.. Confusing, yes? It is for me too. The thing is I need not only to be able to do what I do freely but also I need to have some kind of connection to the couple. I want to be at that wedding with the burning desire to bring out every meaningful moment and capture it on film. Without that burning desire I don't know that I could do my best work and I know I wouldn't enjoy it. What gets me off about shooting is getting the decisive moment, it's getting something someone else didn't see. Ultimately this works for me and it works for the client. It just also leads me to sometimes saying no.
All this being said I do have my next wedding booked. I am shooting a beautiful couple in NYC mid June. They compliment each other well and are involved in changing the world in positive ways (more on that later), what could be better? I am already thinking of new techniques and feeling that slight bit of anxiousness that I want to make sure it is covered as best as possible. This is a good sign. This means it is the right couple.