For many years now I have been photographing (and videotaping) the plays, musicals and drama productions of Cornerstone University… but I’ve never blogged about it until now. : )
I really enjoy these photoshootsbecause its a mixture of photojournalism, geat lighting, unique sets & costumes and best of all, natural dramatic poses without having to give any direction from behind the camera. Although, it wasn’t always something I enjoyed…
See about a year ago, I used to have to stay after a performance and reenact every scene to get pictures of the production. We would literally walk backwards from the last scene to the opening scene, and go through any number of poses which always seemed to last until well past 12am. To make a long story short, that changed and now I arrive and photograph the dress rehearsal as it happens. I’ve found this not only results in more realistic pictures (actual “in the moment” acting) but it also gets all of us home a lot earlier! : )
Any way this Fall’s production is “The Diary of Anne Frank” and is definitely worth the price of admission. It ran this past weekend, and runs again this upcoming weekend. Click here for all the details. And without further delay… some favs from this production, Starting with “Anne” herself.
This play was full of dramatic moments
This is one of my favorites!
I didn’t take the time to edit out all the microphones… but I still like this picture.
A classic dramatic pose
I like to look for portraits in the areas of the stage where the action isn’t happening. Thats one thing I like about plays over movies… everyone is acting all the time, even if they aren’t in the spotlight at the moment.
A “happy moment” when the radio announces the invasion of Europe from the Allies… some hope for this Jewish family in hiding.
Another portrait I like.
Gotta love the lighting in this intense moment near the end of the play.
So thats it! Go check out the play! (Or contact me for a copy of the DVD) : )