Available light location shoot with Camilla
Just last week I photographed Camilla at the St Giles fair in Oxford.
Working amongst the crowds in the streets as the light fell I selected just three prime lenses for the EOS 5D Mark III and pushed the ISO. Of course there can’t be a fair without masses of multicoloured flashing lights casting their own range of tones and shades all through the pictures.
I couldn’t believe we found a bit of relatively free space right in the middle of the crowd. This is Camilla sat on a traffic island right in the middle of St. Giles. I used the 50mm lens at f/2.8 for some separation between Camilla and the crowds.
The 135mm f/2L lens does wonders with out of focus background lights when wide-open.
A step to the side streets and finding the light
As the light fell rapidly and the crowds got more dense we moved to some of the side streets for a bit more freedom and some different looks. Still keeping to just the light in the streets by upping the ISO to 3200 and no reflectors or flash – very unusual for me 🙂
I liked the look of this doorway and the fact that to the left of the frame was a glass door in to a gallery that was still fully lit just worked. It was nearly three stops darker when Camilla took two steps towards the camera.