It was a questionable decision to do two photoshoots back to back with a new camera.
It was probably a bad idea to do any shoots with a largely unused and untested camera. But we do what we have to do. The camera performed pretty much flawlessly. The photographer has some catching up to do. The camera works so well that any mistakes I make are going to be more obvious. The good news is I’m going to have to work harder at getting the pictures right.
My first shoot was in Carthage at a nursing home. I’ve not processed any of the pictures yet, but the raw images are looking very encouraging. The second shoot was at the Jr. High Retreat at St. Philip’s in Joplin.
I really am more than impressed with the pictures I got. All of these pictures featured here are high ISO, and the Meditation pictures were taken in the dark at 1/15 Sec. handheld. Superb. It took me several minutes to find the camera option to select the electronic shutter and turn the camera sounds off so I could take the pictures without disrupting the participants. Once I had it was disconcerting to be taking pictures with no tactile feedback whatsoever.
In these web-resolution images you cannot see the detail the camera is capable of capturing, so here is a close-up of the image above. Wow.
I can’t wait to get more proficient, confident, and practiced with this camera. Other good news, some video I shot came out fine too. And in an extra bonus for the day, my friend John was at the event drumming.
Of course, being a diocesan youth event, Lanie was there too.Copyright © 2016 Gary Allman, all rights reserved. For The Diocese of West Missouri