Away From the Microphone

DSC_8470Went out to enjoy a Winter Solstice / Mayan Apocalypse concert at Zoey’s last night, and may have found the secret to enjoying stage photography again.

I got hundreds of pictures of artists singing at the microphone, just like the hundreds and hundreds I've taken before.

I got hundreds of pictures of artists singing at the microphone, just like the hundreds and hundreds I’ve taken before. And, of course, a lot of shots with the microphone obscuring the artist’s face.

Certainly I want to document  the event, but that's not all that I want.

Certainly I want to document the event, but that’s not all that I want.

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I looked for opportunities when the artists moved away from the microphone. This led to focus and lighting challenges, but allowed me to capture more interesting moments…

...like this one.

…like this one, and my favorite at the top of this post.

About a year ago, I wrote about trying to get more comfortable with shadows, and not being so obsessed with eyes. Not sure why I have to keep relearning this lesson. It might be that I’m not getting enough practice. Seems like a good excuse to go out more often. All photos in this post made with Nikon D7000 and Nikon 85mm f/1.4 lens.

 

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