Austin, TX - 15 Mar 2019
SxSW is always hard to photograph - I am not very good at flash and low level light photography is difficult. I was assigned to a venue with a light man who ran the lights like a teenager on LSD. It was so bad that this set of photographs was converted to black and white. This is Two People and Phoebe Lou is looking at Joey Clough. Because the light changes so rapidly and varies I set the ISO on automatic with a ceiling of 6400. To get a sharp image I keep the speed at about 1/250. Then try to open the lens enough to get focus but also to capture light - here at f3.5. Many a picture failed but constantly checking the sharpness of the image and tweaking speed and aperture.
Cal Holman Posted on 11 Nov 2019
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM