What If It Isn’t Me?

I want to be a better photographer, so when I don’t get the results I  expect, my first impulse is to blame myself, not the camera. This week I shot a dance rehearsal and, two days later, the performance. I spent a lot of time studying the results, and for the first time since I made the move to digital SLR photography, I believe I may have actually pushed my gear beyond its ability. Shooting top quality lenses, wide open, I found myself at ISO 6400 on almost every frame, and while many of the images look quite good at very small sizes, they fall apart quickly with enlargement, showing lots of unpleasant noise/grain, and corroborating an opinion I formed with my first D7000 low-light shoot (Romeo and Juliet): The D7000 does not focus well in low light.

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3 responses to “What If It Isn’t Me?

  1. The real question is: What focuses better? LN

  2. Myrna

    so very beautiful … so essence of dance … all of them … be content with small … small can be the new big

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