Liverpool Hope University Capstone Opening Week.

29 03 2010

I have been busy over the last week photographing Liverpool Hope University Capstone Opening Week.

The £6.5m Capstone building is Liverpool Hope’s new Centre for Music, Performance and Innovation. By day it will be home to Creative and Performing Arts students and staff.

By night, it will open its doors to the people of Liverpool who can enjoy shows at Hope Theatre, a space designed specifically to have the best possible acoustic, ideal for classical and contemporary music.
During the opening week I was commissioned to shoot the formal ceremonies and the performances.

The lighting inside the theatre is very good.I was mostly using a 70-200 lens 1600 asa 2.8 giving a shutter speed of 1/500s.

The program was varied with music,dance and poetry. One problem during the quiet music pieces was the noise of the D3 Shutter.I really must consider buying a blimp for these occasions it would make life a lot easier. A selection of photos from the week below.


The photos were required almost immediately after the event so most of the editing was done on my Macbook Pro on site. Workflow on the MacBook  consists of  Firewire card reader, browse in Photo Mechanic,edit selections in Light Room.