I’m continuing with my 10 week project to photograph Christina, pictured here. If you missed any of the earlier blog posts, please click on the blue links just to the right, with the name “Christina” in the title.
Also, please click directly on each image in this post to see it in a larger and clearer view.
So, last week I photographed Christina with her country group, Gunsmoke, in performance at the Long Ridge Tavern in Stamford. The concert was great fun and everyone in this fabulous group played and sang beautifully. But this was a challenging place to take pictures.
First, the space was very tight and I had to be careful not to block the view of people who were having dinner and watching the show.
In this image, Christina is standing between her grandfather and her father, both members of Gunsmoke. It’s a mostly family affair!
Aside from the tight space to shoot in, the light was very poor. For those of you who are familiar with cameras, I usually shoot at an ISO of between 100 and 400. (The ISO is a setting for the sensitivity of the light.) In low light settings, I’ll normally go up to 1000 or so. In some of these images, I used an extraordinarily high ISO of 12,600. It’s absolutely amazing that the new pro-level cameras can capture images which are decent at these levels. The pictures had a fair amount of noise (graininess) because of the high ISO, but I was able to take most of the noise out in Photoshop.
Despite the challenges, it was a fun evening of music and picture-taking. Stay tuned for more images of Christina in the coming weeks.
Working both in the studio and on location, photographer Blake Robinson serves the Connecticut communities of Darien, New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Westport and Greenwich.
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