Last night we were part of the “LIVE TV AUDIENCE” at the 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards Show which is for Georgia High School Musical Theatre.
We were blown away by the performance of Heritage High School’s Les Miserables.
Most of the other families were not getting these photos because their Smart Phones just do not get well exposed photos from far away. When they crop in the photos start to follow apart because the resolution of the photo is dropping. Next it is difficult for them to set the white balance and control the exposure. Now the very best they can do if they really know what they are doing is get good exposed photos. However they cannot see or recognize their kid because the phone’s lens couldn’t reach them.
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We started the evening with the Red Carpet where our daughter Chelle and her friend Camile came in together.
I was photographing this event like every other parent there with a camera.
Our daughter and Joe Pitts from her high school were chosen by the school to represent them in the ensemble which performed the opening number and the closing.
I shot with my Fuji X-E2 because I wanted a quiet camera while in the audience. It did a great job.
I chose to shoot the performance on tungsten white balance setting. This way as the light color changed it would look like the audience saw it rather than the auto white balance trying to correct it.
Don’t rely on your phone to take the photos of everything you want to preserve for your family memories. Buy a camera that is designed for theater, sports or something else you need to capture.