No political discussion please, just wanted to post a few photos I took at a speech yesterday - any suggestions on technique are welcome. I know my first thought is I should have arrived earlier or pushed through the crowd to get a little closer…I brought my 85/1.8 lens thinking I'd need the wider aperture at night. However the spotlights were pretty strong so I exposed for his face and stopped down to f/4 - it was not quite as dark in the crowd as these shots make it seem. ISO 800, shutter speeds from 1/125 to 1/400. White balance adjusted in Aperture along with several other adjustments (mainly noise reduction, edge sharpen, reduce highlights) These are cropped and they look "okay" at this size, but magnifying the originals on my computer shows there's not a lot of detail even in the light. Is that mainly a result of my distance from the subject? I had IS turned on since I was shooting around 1/effective focal length, perhaps I should have tried a few shots with it off to compare.