I took a lot of photos at gigs this year. Most were taken with a compact camera and came out okay. But I don’t feel like I’ve taken any ‘great photos’ this year. But I was lucky enough to photograph some Daylight Music events and was really enjoyed photographing a gig ‘properly’ and also pleased with the results. Hopefully in 2015, I’ve have more opportunities. Below is a roundup of some of the more interesting photographs taken this year.
Evil Blizzard supporting the Teeth of the Sea at Electrowerkz (Sony A7 – 50mm f1.6)
Drenge at Scala (Sony RX100) – Lucky to capture this lighting effect.
John J Presley at Green Note (RX100) – John is really interesting to photograph. He’s got a good expressive stage presence. Probably not the best shot of him I’ve taken this year, but I like this one the most.
Ella and the Blisters at Hanwell Hootie (Sony A7) – Really like this photo, taken with a Sony A7.
Black Mekon (RX100) – Black Mekon put on a good show. Really wished I had my Sony with me as the low lighting in Shacklewell Arms meant I struggled with my compact.
Diane Cluck (RX100)
Dum Dum Girls at Scala (RX100)
The Subways at The Horn (Sony A7 35mm f2.8)
Bo Ningen (RX100)
Daylight Music (Sony A77 90mm)
Daylight Music (Sony A7 35mm)
The Minutes at the Black Heart (RX100 with flash) – Like the way the drummer is hanging in the air captured by the flash
Teen at the Lexington (Sony A7 50mm)
Hey Sholay at the Garage (RX100M3)
Delora at Rhythms of the World (Sony A77 70-300mm)
Alvvays at Birthdays (RX100M3)
DZ Deathrays (RX100M3)
Swathed (A7 50mm)
British Sea Power at Brownsea Island (Sony A7 16mm)
Daylight Music 1st Nov – Rachael Dadd (Sony A7 35mm) – Photographed the soundcheck at Daylight Music. I managed to get some really interesting candid shots
Daylight Music 1st Nov – Rachael Dadd (Sony A7 90mm) – Photographed the soundcheck at Daylight Music. I managed to get some really interesting candid shots
Honeyblood at Dingwalls (Sony RX100M3) – It’s rare that the lighting’s good enough, and I’m close enough to get a close shot with the RX100. Think this one came out well.
Paper Aeroplanes at the Union Chapel (RX100) – Sometimes you’re just too far away to get anything interesting. Sometimes, you get something interesting because you’re far enough away. This is one of the few shots I’ve taken from the back of a gig.
Kingsley Chapman at the Lexington (Sony A7 70-200mm F4) – Rarely have a big zoom with me at gigs. But I was playing with a new (second hand) lens on my Sony. Pleased with some of this photo. Think it captures the ‘brooding’ nature of a Kingsley performance.
Vaulted Skies at the Horn (Sony A7 70-200mm)