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/
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.
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.
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.