Part of the Fun is Never Knowing Where Your Camera will Take You.

Rochelle and I were asked to photograph the dress rehearsal for a dance performance last week, and I’ve got to tell you, it was certainly something I never thought I would do.  Dance?  Really?  Spend all day shooting a bunch of kids in a dim dance studio?  Not me.  I’d much rather spend the day shooting landscapes in Yosemite.  But you know what?  It was a blast, and we learned a lot too.Dancers in a line

The first thing I learned is that artificial light, as bright as it may seem to your eyes, isn’t really very bright at all.  And if there’s a mix of sunlight and a variety of man-made lights in the room, your white balance is going to end up being a thousand degrees off from reality.  Light is the very essence of photography, and bad light can quickly equal bad photographs.  I was worried. Continue reading