Are We Dancer?

Are We Dancer?

Are We Dancer?

I had the opportunity last week to take some photos at a dance recital at a local college.  A family friend was  having performed her senior project.

Though this particular dancer was not a part of that performance, I wanted to post it because I was happy I was even able to get this scene captured.  Let me explain.  The entire show was set up in a small studio room at the local University.  Lighting was, I kid you not, two halogen shop lights in the back of the room controlled by plugging and unplugging the extension cord.  Needless to say, not optimal lighting for photos.

The 5D Mark II performed very well considering the conditions.  I shot most of the show at 3200 ISO to get any kind of decent shutter speed to shop action.  Hand holding my 70-200 from the side of the crowd I was happy with the results.

Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200L 2.8, 1/125 at f/2.8 and ISO 3200