I mentioned in a previous post I enjoy shooting bands http://kensummers.com.au/2012/05/12/shooting-bands/ and truth be told, not just because there is beer involved. I have found shots can be rather hit or miss due to all the variables involved though one piece of advice I can give is…
Learn the band and the venues they play. If you understand how the band moves and what a venues like you can eliminate some variables. By eliminating the unknown you can focus on getting better shots and framing things ‘just right’
The shots attached are what I consider quick and nasty processing on my iPad but they capture the feel I want and they are not too bad. When I look closely at them I can already tell they are substantially better than my initial shots of the band. That was before I got a feel for the band, the venue and the amount of beer required to allow me to move about in a salubrious manner.
These photos are of a band called the Damien Cripps Band, which you can go visit at http://www.damiencrippsband.com/
Sue Johnson – Woodvale Tavern
Edit, just added this… I use iPad Snapseed to process… Mike Basham