The testimonial first:
Ensor Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Behaviorist and Health & Safety Business Executive. (Retired)
“I know Manuel since he first showed talent for photography, back in our High School years, (*) and have followed his remarkable careers as Professional Engineer, Company Senior Executive, and eventually Photography Teacher, passing on his knowledge to able students.
His career accomplishments are an inspiration to all who aspire to succeed in photography and evidence that an important concept of Plato’s Academy did not die with the ancient Greeks. “The eye,” Plato understood, “is unusual among the sense organs in that it needs light in order to function.” Manuel’s extraordinary vision and clever use of light - physical and divine - has allowed him to create and share beautiful images of life, career, and relationships.”
(*) Believe it or not, this is the first camera that I learned how to use. Ensor, Fere (another high school classmate) and I used it to do the photography work for our high school annual.
The discussion today is about the challenges to capture the right light when photographing a fashion show in a runway, a live musical concert, a sporting event or even a construction site. In all these situations the sponsor of the event provides and controls the lighting and you must make do.
I invite you to visit my website www.HowtoShootLiveEvents.com It not only describes the challenges encountered, but it also provides some possible solutions.