I was off work and decided to go to the Christ in the Centre 2012 production in Leicester. It is a performance of the key events of the Easter story that is staged in the centre of Leicester, and has been going for many years.
It was a chance for me to try a slightly different photography style, I have been to other events, but each one has it's differences and unique challenges.
I found it a bit frustrating that unless you have access and are an official photographer, you end up standing in the same spot the whole time, and all the shots are from the same perspective. This would be good if you had the best spot picked out, but I had to try and get the best place without much time to think it through.
Most of my shots ended up being in tight on people, and not including much of the surroundings. This was done as the stage that was being used for the performance wasn't that big, and there was a giant tv screen above it. If I looked too far to the left or right, I ended up getting shops and buildings as my background, and too far down was obscured by other people. Also, where I was standing was very compact and I didn't have much room to change my lens to get a wider view of the scene.
It was definitely something different, and any experience I feel is good experience. If I hadn't have gone, I would have probably ended up just watching a dvd anyway.
If you want any more information of this event - citc.dioceseofleicester.com/