This weekend i will be shooting a dance musical for some friends. I shot it a few weeks ago and my settings were mostly Iso 3200-4000, F2.0 @ 1/100. I have done club photography, but this was completely different considering flash obviously couldn't be used. They also had a poorly lit spot light and spot light operator (would move off the characters too fast). I wasn't too pleased with the shots after reading the FAQ tips. Did a lot of the "up the nostrils" shots.
I was wondering if anyone had any pointers and tips/settings for shooting a dance musical. The spotlight i believe is around 4300k or 5000k.I have a 7D as well as a 30D with a 85mm 1.4 Sigma (the one i used for most of the shots of the last show), 30mm Sigma 1.4, 70-200 IS 2.8. The last show i took pictures in the front row so the 85mm, while a sharp lens, just felt too close to them. Bodies i couldn't get full body shots which i felt took the feel away from the performance. 30mm wouldn't focus fast enough. I really can't move around too much either because they will run up and down the audience at times. Mostly i will be crouching or or sitting down. Is it possible to stand up and take pictures without disturbing the audience or crew? Should i sit in the middle (front row) or somewhere on the sides (front row).
Here's 2 pictures from last time.