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/
Some more concert images this week – sorry I’ve been so busy lately with no chance to post. This is Ruut https://www.facebook.com/ruutmusic/?epa=SEARCH_BOX https://www.ruutdemeo.com/music?fbclid=IwAR2yU4FafS0rMc8yHcXcd1eCahQvfm9xvd99NHoHaB8cjGdKeoDnIcUCONQ a singer/songwriter whose work I have enjoyed for years. The performance was deep in the woods on a cool spring night at the fabulous Thorpwood http://thorpewood.org/
A wonderful magical small gathering for a solo performance.
Once again playing more with the amazing Nikon Z. I am totally in love with this camera’s ability to create images in low light. This was obviously not a time for any flash or external light source.
Got the chance to photography one of my favorite local bands The Dead Pens https://www.facebook.com/TheDeadPens/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
They almost always perform in low light conditions, so I brought along the Nikon Z6. I love the way this camera performs under these conditions. I am one of those photographers that uses a different camera for different situations. I started doing this in the film camera days. Different cameras would have different film for certain situations. It wasn’t easy to just change from daylight to tungsten and if you wanted black and white you had to shoot black and white.
Enjoy the pics – and the little jaunt down memory lane.
I recently picked up a Nikon Z6, and took it for it’s first concert shoot – Valeria June http://valeriejune.com/ a really fun show by the way, and a rare solo performance. Great way to shoot with the 24-70mm lens (not a crappy plastic lens either). Anyway – I had the opportunity to use the silent mode. Which comes in handy at an interment concert.
The images are the jpegs straight out of the camera – no filters, no photoshop – just resizing and a watermark.
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.
Took a little time out to just relax. This is one of the latest concert image. Cecilia Grace http://www.ceciliagracemusic.com/ – image taken at the Rams Head Live, Baltimore MD https://www.ramsheadlive.com/ holiday concert shot with my Nikon D800 from the photo pit (the smallest photo pit I’ve ever been in, and security gave me grief even with a photo pass). I used a 200mm lens iso 2400.