Schubbe Promotion | National Archives | Washington DC Photographer

The Schubbe's have welcomed me and Allison into their home many times to take pictures of Ben and Spencer. So, when Chris asked me to take photos of his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel, I was honored and thrilled. The ceremony took place inside the Rotunda at the National Archives. If you have never be inside the Rotunda the first thing you will notice is it's majesty. Of course, it would be, it's the place they preserve our nations most valuable document, including the Constitution. The next thing I noticed was the extremely low light. I couldn't use flash and there was no natural light. Immediately, I knew I needed to crank up the ISO on my Nikon 750 and settled at about 12500, which allowed my camera's shutter speed to fire fast enough to capture any moving subjects (little Ben). The 750 did a great job handling the high ISO and you can barely tell how dark it is inside the Rotunda. I would say, it was a great experience...and challenge, and hope that I have an opportunity to shoot there again.