I shot some photos at Society Hill Dance Studio’s dance showcase. (A dance showcase is a recital for grown ups.) Anyway, the light was theatrical and inconsistent. And low. I was also just there just to support my GF that is a student and not there to get in the way of the professional photographers that her school hires. Translation I was a little farther back than I would have liked.
Still it was a great chance to test the capabilities of my Canon 5D MKiii in the low light situations it’s supposed to excel at. I shot at ISOs I’d never expect to be usable for my day job and I really didn’t expect much to be usable. But I shot in RAW format and hoped for the best.
And while it was long and laborious, I was really happy with what Adobe Lightroom could do to salvage these shots. Do I wish I had better starting files at manageable ISOs. Yep! Do I wish I had the position and set ups the hired guys had. Yep! But all in all, I am pleased with what I was able to do.
Check out some before and afters…