Friday, March 13, 2009


I recently photographed a dress rehearsal of a production of Figaro/Figaro by (re:) Directions Theatre Company. Figaro/Figaro was adapted by Eric Overmyer from Beaumarchais' The Marriage of Figaro and Ödön von Horváth's Figaro Gets a Divorce. It is an excellent show. You can catch it at the 14th Street Y Theatre.

My favorite lens for theatre photography is the Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L lens. This lens is incredible even wide open at f/2.0. Each of these photos was taken with this lens attached to a Canon 5D.

(1) 1/160 sec., f/2.2, ISO 1600

(2) 1/200 sec., f/2.2, ISO 1600

(3) 1/80 sec., f/2.0, ISO 3200

(4) 1/200 sec., f/2.8, ISO 3200

(5) 1/200 sec., f/2.8, ISO 3200

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