Huntsville Ballet held an Art of Dance session at Lowe Mill on Saturday, March 17th. Some dances from various shows, a free dance lesson for the kids there and then a chance to sketch the dancers for local artists. Of course I was there shooting pictures.
So far I’m pretty impressed with the high ISO performance on my EOS M6. Makes me not worry too much about auto ISO.
I took these yesterday at Anheuser-Busch in St Louis. The high ISO shots are pretty usable without any noise clean up. Better with it but usable without it.
I’m finally getting around to learning more about Photoshop via Tony and Chelsea Northrup’s Photoshop Essentials book and videos. I’ve been looking over old photos I was never quite happy with and working on them as I learn. I hit a few of my New York pictures from 2015 and was able to make some changes that I think made them far more acceptable pictures.
Took my new EOS M6 to the Huntsville Havoc game last night.
Got some decent stuff even from the general admissions seats. Even managed to get a few focused well through the safety net once I switched to manual focus although the focus peaking on the net still caused some problems.
Tried a lot of manual with the speed and aperture set and just let the ISO float as needed. The white threw things off and a lot were under exposed by about 2/3 of a stop but not bad and all fixable.
Pretty much all cropped in since the 18-150mm isn’t quite enough to really reach out and get close.
Didn’t shoot a lot for Huntsville Ballet’s Nutcracker last month. I’ve run into the limit of what I can do with my equipment in the time I’m not working backstage and don’t have the time to try to get more. The focusing system isn’t that great in the low light and too hard to manually focus without the old focus screens like my old AE1 had.
EOS M6 on its way so I’ll probably play a lot more with future shows with its better focusing system than the T5i. Will probably play around more with manual focus with its focus peaking in the EVF.