Red Skies Yoga celebrated their 1 year anniversary, and I was hired to record the event.
First of all, if you’re a yogi, are in Jacksonville, FL, and don’t know about Red Skies you are doing yourself a disservice. Mike and Heather have done an outstanding job with a first-rate facility – probably the nicest yoga studio that I have seen. The faculty is also first rate, so do yourself a favor, get in touch with Jess, and experience it for yourself.
I wouldn’t say the shoot wasn’t without challenges, as the light was low, as you would expect. No room for strobe, so all ambient. Some focusing issues aside (almost all from legacy glass) the A7RII was up to the task (though I see an equipment augmentation in the near future ;)).
There were perhaps 40 yogis in attendance. And though I did get “crowd” shots, I find the most effective to be isolation (detail) ones, using the 70-200. Yes, my tried-and-true, A mount 70-200. The paint is dinged, I have gaff tape holding some of the buttons on, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Some glass I want to replace with FE mount, but not that lens. I know it. I’ve largely replaced its use as a portrait lens with the GM 85, but it’s still in my bag of tricks. A revered place, actually.
Lots of fun, lots of sweat, and a good time was had by all.
Congratulations to Mike and Heather and staff!