When I lived in Memphis, it was easy to get well-lit outside show photos.It's a lot harder in Denver. The light is brighter and harsher here. Plus, it's often windy. Because I am persistent, I've managed to take a few good outside pictures, but more often than not, my photo sessions end up with deletes and frustration.
Indoor photography is another matter. The sunshine which is overwhelming outside, is just about perfect when filtered through my dining room window.
I've often wished that photo showing clubs like MEPSA were more accepting of a plain white background, because this is easy in Colorado.
Last August, Nichelle Jones wrote a blog post about building an indoor arena backdrop. It occurred to me that this might be the solution to my photo showing problems. I started collecting bits and pieces for my own indoor arena...but I didn't put them together until yesterday.
Here's the first real performance photo taken with my new backdrop. I am very pleased.
Although I haven't given up on outside photography entirely, I am delighted to have a good indoor alternative. I am looking forward to taking lots and lots and lots of indoor photos in my indoor arena this year!