I met Hayley and Louise in the corridors of campus. I took interest with them as they were carrying a clothes rack that I was curious about. We got talking and as they were telling me about their new show I offered to photograph it so they could have some promotional materials for it. They seemed happy with the idea and we had arranged to have me come in to their dress run and photograph that so it won’t disturb the viewing of the show.
I was a bit nervous as I had never “officially” photographed a performance. I had photographed music shows as a member of the audience in the past, however never as close as I was there, standing with them on stage.
I wasn’t too sure how the lighting conditions will be so I had prepared myself and set my camera on auto ISO so I could have full control on the other variables.
The experience itself was very positive. Hayley and Louise were absolutely lovely and made me feel like a part of their team, consulting me on issues and inviting me to take part. I feel that as they had made me as comfortable as they had, as well as how engaging they were while they were performing, made the images very good, much better than I expected.
I had played around with different compositions to the images, tried different angles, from closer and further away, and got a good idea on how to proceed in situations that I am not used to.
I feel that out of anything from this experience I got good contacts for the future, and I would love to work with Haylo Theatre again.
My photos on the Haylo Theatre website: