Hi all, So my wife and I and a bunch of friends went to see Chelsea Handler live last night in NYC. We paid for the "VIP" thing where you sit up close and also do a meet-and-greet afterwards, with pictures. Look at these pictures. Can you believe this came from a professional photographer? Have you seen this kind of thing before? ISO 10,000 with no flash? Is this a specific look that people think is good? What's the thinking here? I'd never let my photos go out the door looking like this. Terrible shadows, but also a terrible perspective/composition in many of the shots. https://chandersonphoto.smugmug.com/Special-Events/Chelsea-Handler-/ (use "townhall") He used a 6D Mark II with a 35mm, I believe, so it's a pretty high-end camera. The photographer even used the free version of smugmug. Maybe the thinking is to prevent people from being able to print them? It was intentionally done so poorly? Maybe people appreciate not having a flash in their eyes more than they hate having underexposed pictures with horrible shadows? It's not reasonable that a professional photographer would charge extra to use a flash, is it? There were more than 100 people waiting on line for these "exclusive" pictures. Maybe the idea is to get them in and out quickly, and somehow doing a better job requires more time? I suppose any of these questions could be the reason. I'm curious in what professionals who do this actually think the most reasonable explanation is. As a professional, why wouldn't you always try to produce the best picture you possibly could? It seems completely "amateur hour" to me.