Capturing the Light

Verb Ballet DancersToday’s cameras are capable of capturing images in extremely low lighting conditions.  This photo, shot during a dress rehearsal of Cleveland’s Verb Ballet, was shot at an ISO setting on the camera of 6400!  It’s become one of my favorites and I use it to encourage photographers not to be afraid to increase their ISO settings when they have to in order to shoot a photo.  The results can be quite beautiful!

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About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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