It really was a Not So Silent Night

19 Dec

OK, so I posted all my favorite Florence photos already and a re-cap of the night but not as many photos.  Here is the rest of the photos from one of the best concerts of my life, Live105’s Not So Silent Night : )  I shot with a Canon 60D and an L series lens (1.4f 35mm).  Shooting concerts is not easy, A) to get the priveledge and B) to get good crisp and dynamic shots.  Here’s my crack at becoming a real concert photographer.  Any tips, comments and/or suggestions welcome!

Me and my other photog friend, Jess!  We’ve been learning together and have shared shooting some life changing concerts together.

Young the Giant.

I love concert black and whites.

This one isn’t great but I loved that he climbed on the speakers.

Bush.  I had some amazing ’90s flashbacks and actually really enjoyed Bush live!  Gavin Rossdale’s still got it : )

This guitarist had the best lighting on him to shoot photos of and Gavin wasn’t lit well at all.  I found that to be very interesting and strange at the same time.

OK, so total photo manipulation but I love the look of this photo.

Gavin went around the entire arena and sang to fans who were singing along with him.  It was pretty cool to see fans just light up and get to sing with their music hero.

I love this crowd shot for some reason.  People posed!  Pretty great : )

Mumford started in silhouette which I personally LOVE!

Mumford and Sons

I love every instrument that creates the music in Mumford and Sons.

Attempting more black and whites.

The horns.

Marcus Mumford.

Green Day.

Billy Joe Armstrong.

I love the motion in this photo.  One of the nicest bands.

Shooting concerts is sooo tricky because musicians move so fast and the lighting is literally all over the place with strobes and it comes from every direction.  It’s a learning process shooting some of these shows and there is a ton of room for improvement on these photos but it is beyond fun working on honing these skills 🙂

2 Responses to “It really was a Not So Silent Night”

  1. artistrybyadele December 19, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    I love these! I think this is your calling- concert photography!

  2. sunsetblogging December 19, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    lovely pictures, and you are right that it is hard to capture moving musicians on a concert.

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