Every year the Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron puts on a beautiful Winter Solstice service and I was hired to photograph it this year.
It was a challenging shoot in a few regards. Firstly, it was very dimly lit, as this helps to convey the feeling of dark, long nights. Secondly, there were 100+ people in attendance and I had to keep from obstructing anybody’s view, which was compounded by the fact that it was dimly lit and I couldn’t use my low-light lens much because I needed my telephoto lens.
I ended up ducking behind the wall on stage for many of these photos, which got me very close to the ministers and performers. It also allowed me to use a lower-light lens and therefore get brighter photos.
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