Darian Glover Photography

Six Secrets to Great Improv Photos

It is a common occurrence when one photographer is admiring another photographer’s finished work to ask what camera settings and equipment was used. This is a bit like Wolfgang Puck eating at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill and then asking to see the recipes and a listing of equipment in the kitchen. I don’t know if chefs do that, but photographers do it all the time. It is a great way to learn and share, but this also pries into the intellectual property of an artist.

Several people have asked me what equipment I use to take photos at improv shows. While I use professional equipment, one doesn’t need expensive gear to take great photos. But when shooting conditions are less than ideal the right equipment, and more importantly skills, can make the difference between a mediocre shot and a great one that stops viewers in their tracks. Here are the secrets to my improv photos.

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