X Photography: Shooting in the dark… | Simon Weir

Photographing Classical Music often involves shooting in low light levels – especially when the concert involves multimedia and projections – and just such an event took place at London’s LSO St Luke’s earlier this month when the Aurora Orchestra, conducted by Nicolas Collon, performed „How Pure The Sky“ with the countertenor Iestyn Davies and projections by Stanton Media. LSO St Luke’s is one of my favourite venues.  An 18th century Grade 1 listed Hawksmoor church, it has been beautifully restored to become a state-of-the-art concert hall and is a regular performance venue for the Aurora Orchestra – one of London’s most innovative young chamber ensembles. I have worked regularly with Aurora over the last 10 years and their events never fail to provide photographic opportunities – capoeira dancers, 3D printed miniature players, and Wallace & Gromit have shared the stage with them.  But on this occasion it was light – or lack of it – that gave the photographic challenge. I love using the Fuji X-Series cameras for concert shoots because they are so quiet – especially the X-T1 which has an even softer shutter sound than the X-Pro and X-E1 – for this shoot I used all three cameras with the XF10-24mm wide-angle zoom, the XF55-200mm telephoto zoom and the fast XF56mm f/1.2 prime……….

See on fujixsystem.blogspot.co.uk

Fujifilm Fujinon XF10-24mm F4.0

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