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Ruthless at Weber State University

by dav.d

I’m adding musical theater photographer to my resume. Actually, I haven’t updated my resume in years, fortunately. But the job is fun. I get to run around dressed in black photographing a broadway style musical. I get culture and photographs at the same time!

Judy Denmark, bland housewife

Judy Denmark, bland housewife

While photographing, I might not soak up as much as the average theater attendee, but it’s enough to follow the plot and enjoy the music and the jokes. The director loves that I laugh along with the audience, because they know the jokes land when they are suppose to land. I’m adding comedy barometer to my resume as well.

Sylvia St. Croix visits

Sylvia St. Croix visits

The main reason I don’t soak up all the play, is there are a lot of numbers and settings going on in my tiny little brain. I’m having to keep an eye on ISO, white balance, and all the tiny buttons on the back of the camera.

Tina dances on the table

Tina dances on the table

This isn’t rocket science, but it’s fastpaced. At the end of this play I had almost 1,900 photos taken! I whittled that down to a decent 800. There need photos of everything so people can use it in their portfolio.

The stage

The stage

I am loving the performance of my camera gear. People ask what camera they should buy and it depends on their needs. Great lenses and a full frame camera kick butt. These plays have complex lighting at times and often it gets pretty dark. So a camera with great ISO performance is important. And that is true for events and for weddings.

Miss Myrna Thorn, teacher

Miss Myrna Thorn, teacher

It is fun to be the photographer for WSU’s theater department AND Salt Lake Acting Company. In fact, I’m now shooting video for Salt Lake Acting Company, ack! It’s awesome though. I always love a challenge and the chance to learn something new and then to show off some mad skills.

Arguments over the school play

Arguments over the school play

Song and dance

Song and dance

Auditioning Pippi

Auditioning Pippi

Please, mother

Please, mother

A fight over evidence

A fight over evidence

Lita Encore, musical critic

Lita Encore, musical critic

A discussion

A discussion

A shove

A shove

And scene, fade to black

And scene, fade to black

In jail

In jail

Dancing maid

Dancing maid

Diva Ginger Del Marco

Diva Ginger Del Marco

A fight for power

A fight for power

Sylvia St. Croix's moment

Sylvia St. Croix’s moment

Spotlight

Spotlight

Ginger Del Marco

Ginger Del Marco

Ruthless

Ruthless

Death becomes them

Death becomes them

A finalé with a gun

A finalé with a gun

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