Okay, so my little girl was in her very first performance this weekend; Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”, put on by the local Theater Company. What a thrill to watch your child on stage; I think I was more nervous than she was! I did my best to remain calm & keep her calm and she did a great job. Here are a few that I took “behind the scenes”, in the green room – they were all so great!
I volunteered in the green room for several of the performances so I know what chaos is going on behind the scenes. Having the opportunity to just sit in the audience on Saturday afternoon, I was amazed at how smoothly everything appears to run!
So, here are my humble shots from the show… for the record, it is INCREDIBLY difficult to take a nice, clear photo in this super low light, with no off-camera lighting, of ballerinas moving very fast, no tripod and two very tall people in front of you!! 🙂
Okay, at this point, my ISO is up to 1000 and I’m shooting at a wide-open f/1.8 to get a decent exposure while still somewhat freezing the motion. In the photo below, I was trying to capture the ballerina in the front lower left (your left) because I’m old high school friends with her mother.
And, finally, after all was said and done, there’s the post-Nutcracker hair & lipstick.