The Nutcracker – Draft

In the “doing something new” category, I’ve never been to a ballet until last Friday.

This show is an annual tradition presented by the Bay Area Houston Ballet & Theater. I’ll be culling through the pics and submit a few to the Editors at the SCENE Magazine for future publishing consideration.

The “rules” for photographing a ballet were a bit different than other live shows I’ve done — The organizers “prefer” nobody moves throughout the show, so….. I got to hang out in the production booth!

I shot this event using mostly my 70-200mm lens from the booth. Lighting was “challenging” and getting the white balance didn’t seem to do the trick as the magenta and red gels were pretty strong — So we made a guess…

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