Camera: NIKON D2Hs
Shutter: 1/50 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 52 mm
White Balance: Manual
Editor's Note: In a school gym situation like this one, the light is low and it can be difficult to make things any better with a strobe. So, Cathie handled it using her superpower I call "the human tripod."
She used a relatively wide-open aperture to make the room appear more bright. Then, she turned down the shutter speed to 1/50 s. There is a little motion blur in the drumsticks, but it still works for the photo.
- Lara Neel, Visual Editor