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.
Good Morning all. Last week I went out to photograph Lake Street Dive (my second time, images coming soon) and has it’s been in the past I was thrilled to discover a musician I never heard of. This time it’s singer/songwriter Mikaela Davis. A total pleasure and surprise. These images were shot with my Fuji X-E1. I was shooting from the sound board, and used my 50-230mm lens. Using my usual technique of shooting with a shutter over 500 to help stop motion and auto iso to achieve maximum light. I also enjoy shooting in the 16×9 mode, giving a wonderful extra area to play with.
Over the summer, model and fashion designer Stacy Stube and I did a series of images with vintage dresses. Shooting around Baltimore, Maryland. Part of the goal was to have the images be vintage in style. This is one of the black and whites – taken in the Mt. Washington section of town just feet away from the Washington Monument.
It seems that the winter months are my chance to photograph concerts and musicians. If you read my last post I photographed a band I didn’t even know existed. The image on this post is from the band that I originally planned on photographing. Sonic Spell https://www.facebook.com/SonicSpell/ at the same venue Fish Head Cantina http://www.fishheadcantina.com/ in Maryland. Another low light condition concert with a fairly long lens. For me shutter speed is the key function.
I was out on Friday night to photography a band, which I did (images were taken at Fish Head Cantina, Maryland. http://www.fishheadcantina.com/ In the process I discovered the opening act The Dead Pens https://thedeadpens.com/?fbclid=IwAR2CEVatmzWUHNlJtZB-O0vYGx1Wp-SmjntoJ7e8_MOUISXx9HDKYuJL9zE
This is an image from that show – lead singer/songwriter guitarist and keyboard player Danah Koch. I’ve added the band website – I hope you’ll check them out.
Shot with my Nikon D800, I had to deal with some low light issues. My main plan while shooting concerts like this is to use shutter priority to freeze action and then use the auto ISO function to help with the low light.
Shot this over the summer, it was one of those group meet up shoots. Nicole was dressed in this lovely black dress and hat. We were in a small park in Anne Arundle County, Maryland. Dusk was approaching and so too was the golden hour. I used my Nikon with a 35mm lens and 1 speedlight for fill. I was really ve
ry happy with the results.