Concert Photography May 22, 2006Posted by jessicraft in music, photography.
Normally I bring my point n' shoot, Casio EX Z-30, to take pictures when I go to shows. I'm just looking for the odd fun shot, a quick snap to help remember things. It's easy to carry, I can put it in my pocket when I've snapped off a few that I want. Finally, though, I tried out my SLR at a live show. I went to see a friend of mine play and brought along the Rebel XT and let me tell you – it's quite difficult to take photos in that kind of setting.
In this particular setting, Urban Well, there wasn't much apart from a single harsh red light over the stage. All my photos came out red & black – looks kind of cool, representative of what things actually looked like that night, but hard on the eyes. So I did what I could using both The GIMP and Canon's Digital Photo Professional to remove some of the red and usually was left with almost sepia-toned images. I like how they turned out but I'd like to have some more natural looking colours. Will have to read up and learn how to make adjustments on my camera to account for the strange lighting.
I tried most photos as they were originally vs as they look in black & white vs as they look with some editing. Still, honestly, undecided as to what I prefer.
Check out the complete set here: Showcase Saturday @ Urban Well, Ottawa.