One of my personal photographic goals this year was to improve my low light photography skills. And Winterlude managed to intercede.
Winterlude is Ottawa’s annual celebration of winter – highlighted by many fun activities and exhibits. One of those was the Ice Sculptures. I went on a late evening – with my new 50mm lens in hand – and shot many photos – without a flash.
They all came out amazingly well. The trick was to leverage a very fast lens and set the ISO appropriately. I utilized the Canon EOS 5D’s P-mode – and did not adjust the aperture velocity or the exposure – and let the camera do the rest. Truly one of the benefits of having a modern – and extremely sophisticated camera. I cannot imagine how difficult this would have been on an older film camera.
Enjoy the results at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rdonovan/sets/72157603848678399/.