I took the Nikon Z6 to it’s first major concert event, and I was smooth except for one flaw and to me it’s a big one. Banding. As I have posted before I like shooting with high shutter speeds during concerts. Blurring I something I want to be done on purpose, not because the camera says to. Under certain concert lights and with high shutter speeds (which are digital – remember there is no mirror) the image comes out with lots and lots of horizontal bands. The only remedy I found so far is posting in Photoshop, no fun when there are 700 or more images.
With that said – enjoy these images from “Crack The Sky” http://crackthesky.com/ an all acoustic show
at the Baltimore Sound Stage https://www.baltimoresoundstage.com/
I have had the pleasure of photographing Lake Street Dive, https://www.lakestreetdive.com/ twice in 2018, both times in Baltimore, Maryland. The first time during the summer and the second just a few weeks ago. Enjoy the images, both sets were different photographically. One an outdoor venue the other indoor. The band has a wonderful light show that creates some challenges – a lot of very high and low light. As you might know I love a light challenge. The first two images are from the newest show and shot with my Fuji X-E1 and the second two were shot with my Nikon D-800.
Heather aka Chikara Moth, https://modelsociety.com/Model/chikara-moth?fbclid=IwAR1y37CpUzjCqCw3q_TiuyfRxBI2uiseYqIH0SL5T4g4dr2PL2Xv4fYT8no dropped by the studio a month ago and we played with some fun studio lighting and saran wrap. Heather made a saran wrap dress – with a color collar. I played with 5 point lighting, 3 strobes one around the side and two in front one farther back than the other, daylight and some overhead fluorescent light.
Musician profile picture, for Isabel Stone https://www.reverbnation.com/isabelstone Shot in a studio with my Nikon D800 and 1 speedlight. Images taken at Creative Labs Baltimore. http://www.createbmore.com Isabel is photographed with her Oscar Schmidt Autoharp http://www.oscarschmidt.com/products/autoharps Edit with Lightroom and Photoshop. Extra attention is applied to the tattoo
This is an example of Rembrandt Lighting. Most of Rembrandt’s portraits utilize this style. https://www.wikiart.org/en/rembrandt It is a simple idea, so simple that Rembrandt could make it happen with only the light of nature, the sun, candles and fire. The effect is to create a small triangle of light under one eye on one check that is mostly in shadow. A really nice dramatic effect and draws the eye. Model Taylor is helping create this style by slightly tilting her head. The jewelry she is wearing is by https://hotrodsenchantedcrafts.com/
I recently got to play a little while with a constant ring light in a small studio setting at Creative Labs in Baltimore, MD http://www.createbmore.com The image is one of the ones I considered to be most successful – a nice soft even light. I found like many other photographers that the reflection of the ring light in the eye is quite annoying and a tad bit difficult to remove in Photoshop. The model for my test was Danielle, one of the studio’s regulars. Shot with my Nikon D800 – the only light was the https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1398777-REG/neewer_10088612_18_ring_light_with.html constant ring lamp.