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Just finished up shooting a local production of Guys & Dolls. The acting was great and singing amazing. It is my favorite musical so I do know how it should sound.

Shooting under these kinds of conditions is difficult. It’s low light with fast motion. Flash is normally prohibited so you’ve got to use settings that allow you to get the capture since you cannot add in light from an external source.  That translates into shooting wide open with an aperture of f/2.8 or larger using a fast lens. It also means boosting your light sensitivity or ISO up to bring up your shutter speeds. A longer lens is also needed so stabilization to avoid camera shake means Image Stabilization or VR in Nikon speak for Vibration Reduction. A 70-200mm f/2.8 was used since it is less intrusive in working distance.

Here’s a shot from the Rockin’ the Boat scene. Congratulations to all the actors for an amazing performance.

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