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 the privilege of having 2 images in a gallery show at the Seville Gallery – Allegany Arts Council, in Cumberland, Maryland. http://www.alleganyartscouncil.org/ The exhibit the works were chosen for is called “Make Me Blush”. The opening is Feb 4, 2019. If you find yourself in the area – stop in and take a look. I won’t be showing images here. “No Spoilers”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.