Thursday, April 2, 2009

Photographing the African Children’s Choir...

Last night the African Children’s Choir was performing here in southern Maine and I had the pleasure of photographing them.

Please take the time to read about who the African Children's Choir is, how they got started, and what they are doing to change the lives of these children, and hopefully changing Africa.

Hearing their stories, watching them through dinner, while they rehearsed, and then perform in the show was absolutely magical (I won't share how I got a little choked up 'cause that would make me look like a girly-man).


But for the shooting part, that wasn't so magical. There was a single light tree with just three small spots on it, so shooting (without flash) was a nightmare. A lot of shutter drag and holding my breath hoping to be as still as possible was the order of the night.

Though I did not get as much as I would like, I loved what I got.

There are currently two choirs on tour, Tour 31 and Tour 32, check the dates because this is something you really don't want to miss.

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misty said...

nice pics

Scott said...

thank you...


geosmashing said...

I read somewhere that the best way to get a steady shot is to shoot while exhaling, not while holding your breath. I've tried it and found it works pretty well for me.

Stacey said...

Absolutely incredible. These are gorgeous my friend.