Theatre Photography – Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

I love doing Theatre Photography and it is always great to revisit one of my old places of work to capture the production images. These images below were from a production called ‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot’ performed by the 3rd year acting students at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. I recently found them again and realised how much I liked them so thought I should share them.

The reason, as is usually the case, is that the lighting was bold and strong as well as a good stage design. These two combined with good direction to make it a great show to photograph. In this show, there were a number of sections where the light came through the holes in the wall at the back and this created interesting images. The trick is to get the action at the front to match the lighting behind. This means to get a shot where the actors look fully focussed and say something in a still form. This does not mean that the actors are not great if it does not always work but it does take a number of photographs often to get the photograph that tells the story of the scene.

This show was also great for me to photograph because I was able to wander round the stage and get the best photographs after I had spoken to the director. It helps massively to be able to move around and get different angles that tell the story to the audience and give more impactful images for the theatre company. I love the images below – but why not have a look and let me know what you think.

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