I was approached yesterday to do two things I have never done since I began photographing for more than just fun. 1. Shoot a window display (with live models) and 2. Shoot a local hospital at night. Oh yeah, and both will be in a local magazine (Citiscapes) next month! Of course I said yes and then realized I am going to be winging it!
Luckily the store ad today went great. WOW it is so much different shooting a bunch of adults that hold still than a bunch of kids! After feeling pretty good about that shoot I realized...oh crap, I have never shot at night before. What am I going to do???
God blessed me with some bad lighting tonight and the shoot was postponed until tomorrow night. So after dinner I hopped in the car and drove around looking for something to shoot. I ended up at St. Stephen's and took this photo. Thankfully after I couldn't get my first lens to even fire, I switched to my 50mm and propped it up on the dash and ended up with not a horrible pic. Who knows what will happen tomorrow night since they will have Willow Creek lit up like the 4th of July. Hopefully I can post a pic for you in the next few nights.
I now own a tripod.
*I am added some photo geek stats above the picture tonight for those of you that are interested. I know I LOVE when others do this!
ISO 200 50mm f/10 1.0sec