I have photographed many events at stage one at The Fairfield Theatre Company but never at the warehouse at FTC. This was my first time at the warehouse which is 4-5 times larger than stage one. I hope this makes sense.
I was in awe of the space, it really is a great place to capture an event. It is really a test to photograph in there, the ceilings are very tall and all of the walls are black. It has a large stage in the middle with a bar area to the side and a second level area that has extra seating and a unique view of the stage.
I used the banister to prop my camera for a time exposure.
Stage lights can be used for a positive solution for a good image.
I always like “reactions” or “emotions”.
The more natural the better.
FTC Warehouse is a great place to hear and see music.
I do not get to photograph runway models often, but when I do, I really enjoy it. The hardest part is holding my camera in a vertical position for so long. your arm starts to get wonky after the 10th model so you have to find ways to give your arm a little break.
My favorite part of the shoot is the backstage stuff. Going unnoticed and capturing expressions of people who are not aware of you and being a native Westporter, I get to meet and talk to my old and new neighbors.