Yesterday was the last day of Evolution, which has been running this past week at the ADC Theatre. Tania Nicole asked if I wanted to come and photograph again, this time from behind the scenes. At first I was a bit sceptical, as shooting from the side is not the best of angles, but something pulled me there, and I am really glad that I ended up going. You see, it is not what was happening on stage that captured my attention, but what was going on just out of view. After a week the dancers had got to know each other, and were having a bit of extra fun while waiting for their turn. The side of the stage was a staging area, and the next groups in line would be there warming up. The best bit was when they were dancing along with the performers on stage. With all the different styles of dancing, there was a lot of comedy and opportunity for fun photos. Here is a little glimpse.
My new camera has an exposure measuring mode called highlight protection, which makes sure the highlights are not blown. During the tech rehearsal I switched from the matrix mode to highlight protection. Since I am shooting fully manual it did not affect my exposure, but the exposure indicator’s value was modified. However, today by accident while switching ISO I must have turned the wrong dial, and turned on the auto-ISO mode. I spotted it after a few shots, since the ISO indication in the histogram is shown as red if the ISO has been increased. The thing is, it seemed to be doing quite a good job, so I left it on and almost wished I had made the mistake earlier.
This concludes Evolution. I hope you had a chance to see the show! Huge thanks to all the dancers and the crew!