We were at St Richards for both these weeks. St Richards is basically a mini Hogwarts with Boz as our Dumbledore, Barb could be Professor Mcgonagall I suppose and I'll stop now before I insult anyone further! Its a boarding school I believe and its rather old fashioned and lovely.
Week 13 I did not shoot well. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try its just not happening. I got very irritated but the session was great fun. It was in fact Harriet who started kicking furniture around rather than me in my annoyance. Very amusing, she was told to be angrier in that moment of the play and I have never seen anyone kick a chair so hard and it shot across the room ending up in a small gap between Jim's double bass and my camera gear!!
No theatre lights obviously and I take them so much for granted its hard for me when we go somewhere when we don't have them cos I love them so much. So its all taken using my lovely speedlight so everyone gets blinded all evening!! All I remember is Harriet kicked a chair really and that was the session! One to forget for the photography.
This week was much better. I knew from the first 5 minutes that I was gonna be much improved. Much better framing and positioning. To be fair last week was maybe the second session in over 20 that i have attended that has been bit off so can't complain too much!
I don't know what St Richards does to Harriet - she stopped kicking furniture around and swore at Mark haha! - see link
She didn't mean to do that and its hilarious because she looks totally passive in her face but it really looks like she is telling him to f... off!
I used my new lens better - the 17-40mm and got a couple with it which worked well. Looking forward to using it in the theatre proper when we return next week YAY!
B + W was good. And I love the shot of David's fool, glasses and script. Spotting little details is something I think is really important.
Its coming on beautifully and Sam and Harriet have such a beautiful song together except when Harriet stops half way through and announces its crap (killing the mood) and starts again!!
Poster done - I am really quite proud of it http://conquest-theatre.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Beauty-Flyer-2.jpg