In other happy news, here are some shots from some recent events: the 30th Starz Denver Film Festival, and Clear Creek History Park’s participation in the Golden Candlelight Walk. Both of these events were primarly night shots, which meant I had to use an on camera flash (or “strobe” for those yearning to learn some lingo to impress your friends). Now, as probably none of you know, I much prefer to work with natural light. For starters, it’s much easier, particularly when it comes to color balancing an image. Well, when you have to use it, you use and I think my results came out. I certainly still need more practice, but I think I’ve got a good start.
Clear Creek History Park Candlelight Walk
Well, for the Candlelight walk, I actually did not use a strobe. I thought I forgot it, but turns out it was at the bottom of my bag. But for the duration of the event, I shot with all natural light. Because of the (extremely) low light conditions, I ended up shooting at a very large aperture, which meant I had to think very carefully about the focus point I wanted because of the shallow depth of field. Not all of my results were as successful as these, especially since I'm still learning to focus in the dark. It's just as difficult as one would imagine.