Recently I've had the opportunity to photograph several events. In an earlier post, I put up some shots in museum lighting, submitted to the Facebook person at Craft and Folk Art Museum. Below are a few in really low, synagogue sanctuary lighting.
The first group was a wonderful discussion between Rabbi Ed Feinstein of Valley Beth Shalom(VBS) and retired Rev. Catherine S. Roskam (Bishop Suffragan, Episcopal Diocese of NY, currently Assisting Bishop in LA Diocese). After that are some from the recent Women's Seder at VBS.
Low light, people dancing, a new lens. HAHAHAHA...what was I thinking? I tried everything as the evenings rolled on, frantic that I would end up with NADA. Cranked up the ISO, started in aperture mode, switched to shutter speed, manual, program. Brought a monopod for the seder.
Photoshopped to within an inch of their lives, I submitted them for an upcoming photo exhibit entitled A Week in the Life of VBS. Fingers crossed...
A congregant who had invited me to her adult Bat Mitzvah. saw me running around with the camera and asked if I would photograph the party. Having years of entertainment industry and public relations freelance experience, I just smiled and said yes. And thought - yay, more experience! Oy, more low light! It will be a freebie for me, but a special gift for her.
I have tremendous respect for event photographers.