The Concert

I would like to forget about end of this week so lets rewind a little bit and go back by a week.  I took out my SLR to a concert last weekend.  My first time in that environment and first time the beast went out on an official assignment. 

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The lighting was terrible for photos.  Sometimes it was too dark just when I was ready to pull the trigger and on other times just when I moved away from the camera because I couldn’t wait any longer someone would turn the lights back on.   I wish I knew if lights were synched with the mood of the song or light-man was just changing them at will.  That’d have helped.

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The  bad start had started a lot before the concert.  We were supposed to reach venue by 6pm but due to some funny car trouble my good friend DC and I faced we were delayed.   Whatever happens when you get out of the car and leave the keys inside :)  Finally we did manage to reach the venue a good an hour and half late.  I quickly set up the beast and started shooting.

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My friend Denny is a member of the band (drummer) so I could move around the stage without any fear.  Result was the shot above.  But I did mind all the wires on stage all over.  I didn’t want all of a sudden everyone looking at me like I was Mr Bean who had brought the stage down.

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At the end of the concert I wasn’t too happy with my performance.  I didn’t think I had enough good pictures that I thought I would.  And honestly?  I was disappointed with myself.  I felt I wasn’t prepared for a tough place to shoot like a music concert.  But it was a good lesson learnt.   Out of 70 odd pictures I took I did manage some keepers.  I’m sharing all of them here.  Rest were simply terrible.  And I did expect that on my first shoot.  As I said I hadn’t prepared well for it so paid for it.  But I’m glad I did manage these good shots.

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All in all a good learning experience.  I realized I made a lot of mistakes, I realized my limitations and I realized what I will not do on my next assignments.

Well it’s a learning process and I’m sure I’ll do well in the next event.  Share your thoughts by leaving a line or two in the comments section below and/or if you liked it share this post using one of the links below with your friends. Until next week, take care!

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