f/5.6, 1/50, ISO-1600, 55mm

Our local theatre group is performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the director and cast were kind enough to allow me to be distracting with a camera during the final dress rehearsal. It’s difficult to capture a good image on stage and without any sort of fill light. All the black just seems to swallow up the light. But I did come away with this striking pose of actor playing Oberon. I was fortunate in that his presentation of the character was very slow and deliberate, so I was able to get away with a slower shutter speed that didn’t result in movement blur.

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  1. Anonymous August 9, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    awesome Tony!

  2. Tuxedo Sophisticated Cat August 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm #

    I think you’ve captured this very well. I love the lighting.

    • AJBopp August 11, 2012 at 11:43 am #

      Stage lighting almost always gets something cool if you can get the angle right. It’s one of the few places I know that my kit lens 18-55mm is going to carry the day for me. In this setting I can’t be fooling around with lens changing, and a fixed length lens just isn’t going to work for a non-posed shot.

  3. Cardinal Guzman August 10, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    Love the darkness you’ve captured here.

    • AJBopp August 11, 2012 at 11:44 am #

      Thanks! It was pretty tricky for me to get the right exposure on this. The lighting varies widely from one area of the stage to the next, but this one came out pretty well.

  4. bearyourfashion August 11, 2012 at 8:30 am #

    I have just discovered your blog! amazing photos!
    Love it!

    I will visit again your blog !
    Adrià Machado

    • AJBopp August 11, 2012 at 11:45 am #

      Thanks! Always appreciate hearing that my photos are appreciated 🙂

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