A smooth criminal

You’ve been hit by. You’ve been struck by.

So soon after my exclusively backlit self portrait, I ended up doing a backlit self portrait. What timing!

An annual event found themselves without a photographer at the zero hour, and asked if I could hop in to take care of it. I managed to shift things around and be there for the entire duration, however I had no idea what the itinerary was, or what to expect. A lot of it was flying by the seat of my pants. Luckily, business summits don’t tend to go too off the rails, so it was a pretty consistent flow of speakers, awardees, a few group photos, and mingling.

The only curveball was at the end of the event, when the lights went down and a musical number started. I managed to weave my way up to the front to get some shots of the performers, and one of the singers was standing in front of a screen for a bit, so I opted to grab a silhouette shot. It’s definitely not what one would conventionally include in a photo bundle for a “business summit” event, but I guess it wasn’t a conventional event.

I took this with my 24-70mm lens, shooting at 1/160 and f4 with an ISO of 3200. Luckily any grain was either blown out by the white or drowned in the black.

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