When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way. – Wayne Dyer
I talk a bit here on the blog about challenging yourself. Putting yourself out there, learning as you go, running and gunning, and patching the mistakes as you go. I love that….I really do. I realize that I am most happy when I am challenging myself with a new project or a challenging creation, even if the quality of the outcome is unknown.
I have set myself up with quite a few of these as of recent. The image below was from a shoot that I thrust myself into and MAN did I learn a lot. Too many details for now, but I promise I will create a full post about it soon.
Just a quick note about this shot though. I was able to get a little clearance out front to set up the sticks and the D800. I then hooked up a pocket wizard 3 to the camera and took one out in the house with me as a remote and was able to watch from the comfort of my seat, firing off a shot whenever the scene moved me. I know, kinda cheating!
With the constant changing levels and huge dynamic range of light on stage, I was so happy to have my D800 out there. The incredible raw files were all I needed to pull huge details out of the shadows and clamp down on those highlights. Processed in Lightroom’s raw processor was all I needed.
Like I said, more soon!
Also, I posted a video recently on my youtube channel about a few of the hidden tricks and settings with the D800 if you are interested. As always, subscribe for more!
Incidentally, I did a little research and decided to order a couple of mic to line attenuators after watching a Vimeo video describing the same noise I was getting. I will link to those below as well and keep you posted on the progress in the next recording!
As always, thanks for stopping by!