National Geographic has the same authenticity standards as I do. If it’s not the real thing and even if it can be faked, it can’t be published. I agree 100%. And that’s what happened when I went to our National University Library to photograph old manuscripts and the process of digitalizing them. They didn’t have the real thing, but I photographed the book nevertheless. It didn’t go through, like I predicted. 🙂
The next day, I was in Cankarjev dom, TRYING to photograph Neisha’s concert. I realized it’s pretty difficult to get anything good in there, and that I could never be one of those people who walk around the altar in Brezje on their knees. It hurts! I need some protective knee patches. 🙂 And Gallus Hall is huge. Middle aisle – we hardly saw Neisha behind the piano. Right aisle – piano completely blocked her. Left aisle – her back. The answer was moving further back, wich meant 200mm. In that light even ISO 800 wasn’t enough, so after the first shot, we were all switching to ISO 1600.
We got 10 minutes of photographing. Most of us obeyed, some of them didn’t. We sat down on the steps, after Miro Majcen explained the lady, who wanted to escort us out, that we need to photograph Neisha’s guests. Which in my opinion would be normal. But nevertheless, we soon got told that we’re violating fire safety regulations for sitting on the steps. Sure, because if a fire broke out, we’d probably just be sitting there blocking the exit, that’s how stupid we are.