These shots were taken during a fashion show I actually “happened across” in Hsinchu last Sunday. It was a somewhat big production, as it was professionally lit and the designers of these dresses were on-hand to show off their work. I took it as a chance to practice portraits more than anything, as the stage was lit well and there was no stupid fog machine – only a bubble machine. I was a little leery of a laser shooting off and hoping that it wouldn’t hit my camera’s CMOS sensor, but I guess I stayed pretty safe.
All of the above were taken with the 70-300mm, probably at close to 5.6 aperture, because that’s what I’m stuck with at the 300 range. Thankfully, the stage lights worked very well to keep things sharp. I also tried to balance colors in postprocessing, because the different colored strobes made it more difficult to shoot. Some of these were shot with the SB-600, but I quickly found that it wasn’t as necessary. I maybe only used it half the time.
This next set was shot with the 35mm prime at f/1.8~2.8. I do wish I had more control over my background, though I love this lens’ low light capabilities.