Besant Hill School’s production of Clouds – a re-imagination of the Aristophanes work – features a set that encompasses the entire theater, a cast and crew involving over half of the student body and a dozen faculty performers. Last night we did a couple of set-ups for publicity photos, and then I caught what I could during a run-through of the first act.
I’m now so comfortable with my gear and the challenges of theater lighting that one-time opportunities like this are more a test of my reflexes than my photographic knowledge. Sometimes I catch the moment, and sometimes I don’t.
I’m definitely saving up for a second camera body. It would have been nice to have a telephoto instantly available when working such a sprawling set. Maybe next time.