We had a ice storm last night so I braced the elements (ok my patio) and went out and snapped the picture below. Playing with macro mode on the Panasonic LX7 and shooting in 1 to 1 ratio which makes for interesting images. Oh, apologies to Vanilla Ice too!
This is the first event I ever shot for someone and not myself. Learned a lot from the experience and very grateful for the person for letting me do it. I had to shoot the crowd and the band and it was a struggle. I used my recently sold Olympus E-P2 and not so recently sold Canon XSi, neither professional rigs to do this. All of these images were shot on the Olympus E-P2 with a Olympus 45mm 1.8. I more or less shot wide open because the lighting was horrible. The original images given to the person who asked me to shoot it were done in color but I wasn’t happy with the results. The lighting was, for lack of better terms urine yellow. It just sucked and made everyone look jaundiced. My choice to kill hours trying to get the light back to normal or just work with it and bump the colors to combat it. It didn’t help I was still learning the in’s and out’s of Lightroom so I was struggling to process over 1000 images to get them down to under 400 for final. It took 3 days and now I could easily do it in 3 hours because practice makes perfect and I know what I want now out of an image.