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Gig: Kyla La Grange + Shannon Saunders

A new venue for me tonight – both in terms of photography and in any way – club/gig/etc

Alas – yet another where there was lots of back lighting in one set of colours and lots of smoke. Although thankfully there was a bit more subject lighting. RAW files help a huge amount in editing club photos as you can correct people’s colour tones a little. Although in this set there were instances that the light and therefore skin was so blue/pink etc that Camera Raw would only change it so much. I think some DNG converters can push the colour change further.

I may look to using a custom white balance in future gigs rather than auto. SHame you can’t name them in my camera else I might use names such as gig:blue, gig:red, etc.

Shannon Saunders

Spotify: Shannon Saunders

Twitter: https://twitter.com/saundersshannon

 

Kyla La Grange

Spotify :  Kyla La Grange

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kylalagrange

 

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Gig: The Coronas + The Carnabys

What was supposed to be my second of four in the week but is actually first as the gig at Heaven club was postponed.

I like the setup at Scala – there’s a mini pit but us photographers can also stand at the side and enjoy the gig too.

The lighting for the headliners (The Coronas) wasn’t so good though – lots of back-lighting, smoke and strobes. FOr photography purposes it could have really done with more lighting on the band.

Enjoyed both bands.

The Carnabys

Spotify:  The Carnabys

 

The Coronas

Spotify : The Coronas

 

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Gig: Jack Savoretti + Gizmo Vanilla

Another day, another gig.

This one was at The Tabernacle in west London. One of those scenarios where there’s no barrier so I had to make my way amongst the crowd. This meant that I only shot from about two positions as people weren’t keen for having me stand in front of them.

Gizmo Vanilla

Jack Savoretti

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Gig: Status Quo Acoustic at Roundhouse

Just come back and edited the set from Status Quo’s acoustic set at Roundhouse. It was a concert put on by BBC Radio 2 and was put out live on the air. (This will be last night – will make this post live during the day)

Found it a little intimidating that they were SOO close to the front of the stage. Also being 6’2″ a little guilty that I was right in front of them for four songs (rather than the usual 3). Could easily have reached out and touched them. Being so close did mean it was tricky to get all of them in the same shot with my widest angle being the 24mm of my 24-70mm lens.
Have considered getting a wide prime – previously considering 28mm and 3.5mm 1.8, but maybe now I should consider the new 20mm 1.8. Of course Nikon has the 14-24mm but somehow it doesn’t appeal – would rather spend money on primes.

Here are some photos.

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Gig: Jake Bugg, Hudson Taylor, Misty Miller at Ally Pally

Have a busy week this week – three gigs in a row.

This was Jake Bugg’s concert at Alexandra Palace last night.

Misty Miller

Hudson Taylor

Jake Bugg

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Gig: Dan Croll, Panama Wedding + Farao

Another gig job.

This time at Koko (London) last week.

Unusually there were two support acts – Panamo Wedding + Farao.

Here’s some Spotify links for you:

Farao

Panama Wedding

Dan Croll

 

Dan Croll himself was a bit tricky to photograph as he has rather a large microphone and often would stay very close to it.

 

Farao

 

Panama Wedding

 

Dan Croll

 

 

Gig: Ben Howard + Hozier at iTunes Festival

Continuing with showing some recent gig photography.

This was Ben Howard supported by Hozier at iTunes Festival – Roundhouse, Camden.

 

This one was a little different to the norm “First three songs no flash” in that we could only be there in the pit for songs four and five for Ben Howard. True to form – lighting for the main act (Ben Howard) was a bit more quirky – ah well.

Hozier

Ben Howard

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