Unit submissions and planned submissions by NYIP Student Bruce Warner for assignments by Unit

Bruce Warner


Stealth Shoot

Have you ever been in a situation where you can't use a flash and there's just not enough room for a tripod or even a monopod? I had one last night, so I decided to put a ton of what I've learned on my way to completing the Complete Course in Professional Photography to use. I had to push the ISO to 3200 and auto focus was totally out (kept wanting to focus on the backdrop). Even with that, I could only slow the shutter speed down 1/60. For a dance event, that's pretty slow. I needed to adjust quite a bit during the first couple of acts, but after that it went pretty well.


I wanted to enjoy the performances, so I only shot about 190 frames (Did I say frames? Talk about throw back to 35mm). Where are some of the shots.


The images here start with my preferences for shots with my granddaughter (linked to full scale images). The full collection is available online. There are a lot of less that perfect (and down right unacceptable) images, but that's to be expected when you have no control and no stability. A National Geographic wildlife photographer friend was commenting that if he got 6 good shots on a photo safari he'd be elated. Most amateurs thought he'd get hundreds. To them he did.

Only affiliation with the New York Institute of Photography is that I am a student in the Complete Course in Professional Photography. I highly recommend the institute for your photographic training if you are interesting in taking professional quality photographs, can't get to a regular classroom, and/or want to enroll in the only distance learning school in the top 5 rated photography schools in the USA.