After seeing the shots from Heir to the Chrome Hannah got in touch with me to see if I could shoot the Midllands Pole Championships in September, of course I said yes, and headed North for the event.
You never know quite what you’re going to get in terms of lighting when you shoot a new event, and the stage setup at MPC was quite a challenge. A couple of large air conditioning units managed to edge themselves into many of the shots, and the venue’s lighting capacity was quite old and not packing much of a punch in terms of brightness. You can see in the before/after below the massaging required to return a semblance of skintone to the images!
Some might approach it with an “Oh well” attitude, but the performers have put in incredible amounts of effort and deserve captures that show them at their best, so once home and into Lightroom the fight with the low lighting begins, massaging what look like quite disappointing shots on the back of the camera into the best it can be.
A really fun day out with some superb performances all round!