Photos from my first gig

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Roxy d'Urban, Mar 18, 2005.

  1. Roxy d'Urban

    Roxy d'Urban Guest

    Sick with flu, but still playing the blues...

    These were from my first live gig shoot. Helluva thing shooting these
    gigs. The lighting was shocking!

    Go to, click on the name in the Gibson headstock and
    let me know what you think.
    Roxy d'Urban, Mar 18, 2005
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    Walt Hanks Guest

    Concerts of any kind (or any stage performance) are very difficult to shoot.
    I always requested permission to shoot a dress rehearsal and, when possible,
    I asked that the colored gels not be used. Any decent lighting tech can
    give you appropriate color temps for your shoot. Not having an audience to
    deal with also allows you to roam the seating area, and possibly even the
    stage, to get the best shots. I would also return and shoot a performance
    to get the crowd shots.

    This strategy allowed me to get sharp, well exposed images with a proper
    color balance while retaining the illusion that I was shooting a live
    performance. A few prints for the band and they were happy too.

    Walt Hanks, Mar 18, 2005
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  3. What's with the old dude playing the spatula?
    Brian C. Baird, Mar 19, 2005
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    Roxy d'Urban Guest

    Spatula? I think you must be thinking of a skiffle band...

    But there were a few old dudes there, for sure. To read more about this
    venue click on They provide a very modest platform
    for local bands to showcase their talents, but there is keen support even
    though it's mostly a muso's club.

    On the night there were four bands playing. John, the lead guitarist for
    Heaven's Mirror (he's the Jesus look-alike) has been asking me to take
    some pics of them for months now. Everytime they play I have either been
    busy, or I missed the gig for some or other reason. Anyway, he told me
    about this gig weeks ago and I promised him I would definitely be there.
    St. Patrick's Day.

    Since Wednesday I have been battling with what started out as a mean cold,
    but has deteriorated into like triple pnuemonia (or something worse). Come
    Thursday afternoon I was feeling ready to admit myself to the nearest
    hospital when the phone rings. It's John. Am I still coming to the gig?

    You know when you just can't say no anymore?

    Anyways...I think I bagged a couple of decent enough shots. Not bad for a
    first attempt.
    Roxy d'Urban, Mar 19, 2005
  5. My reference was into the funny-looking bass. I call anything that
    isn't a P or J-bass a spatula. Because they look like... spatulas.
    One thing that can definitely help the "dramatic" effect of the pictures
    is to get as low as possible with a 20-35mm lens. Tends to help
    accentuate the coolness.
    Brian C. Baird, Mar 20, 2005
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