Night of Worship

Night of Worship  - student project

Hello everyone!! I'm proud to say this was my first attempt at low light photography as I normally only shoot with natural light. I was recently asked by my church to start shooting special events which I hesitantly agreed to. This was a STRETCH outside of my comfort zone but I am so happy I accepted this challenge and even more happy I took this course prior. I will say hours and minutes before the show start my stomach was in knots let me tell you, but by the end of the evening I feel like I had conquered the night.

The lenses I used were 50mm f/1.8 and an 85mm f/1.8, I did have to bump up my ISO pretty high at times and the grain for sure shows. However I think it adds a creative grittiness so I don't mind it too much. My biggest struggle or unexpected challenge was the movement of light. I underestimated the difficulty that would come with fast moving spotlights which made me constantly be adjusting my settings as I was moving from one part of the room to the other. I kept my shutter speed on the higher side, about 1/320th of a sec with an aperture set right around f/2.5 - 2.8 to help let light in. I still need lots of practice but like I said for my first time I was thrilled with the results.

Here are some photos from our Encounter night, which was a praise and worship concert.

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