Decades ago I got my start as a newspaper photographer, and have always felt at home covering events and sports, things that require the ability to think on your feet and respond quickly to changing events. And light.
|This picture was a challenge. Ever tried to hold and pose 100-odd college kids for a picture when the bar is open inside? |
Double speedlight assist for the expose. We lost a couple, but they were thirsty . . .
In that spirit it was back to basics on Friday night as I covered an formal event for a local fraternity and sorority. One of the interesting challenges the event photographer has to contend with is changing light conditions. So I saw everything from full daylight to speedlight-assisted murk.
No doubt that going full frame makes a huge difference.
|Attractive young people everywhere you cared to look!|
|Full frame really makes a difference when mixing speedlight and ambient.|
|The event, at the Planters' Club in Suffolk, was brimming with lovely young women.|
As the evening wore on, the "formal" became far less so. Some things have NOT changed in 40 years....