Concert: Under The Same Sky

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by pasisti, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. pasisti

    pasisti Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 16, 2013
    Helsinki, Finland
    Hi all!

    I had my first big concert gig as a photographer. It was a charity event called Under The Same Sky, where loads of Finnish musicians performed songs they had contributed to the music album by the same name. All profits were given to the Red Cross Finland for their work with the refugee crisis. It was a official gig for me, however, as I got to get up on the stage and do my work from any angle! It was quite scary situation for me, as the concert was in a theater and people were sitting down, which meant that I felt quite exposed and "in-the-way".

    I had my E-P5 with me and mostly used the O12-40, O75 and O45 lenses. The lights were amazing! A little more could've helped me with the ISO's, but I went for the matte/grainy look anyway so I think it was fine. The equipment worked flawlessly, I'm so happy with my new O12-40!

    Those of you who have done musical performances know the pet peeves: mic stands and singers bouncing forward and back! Nothing wrong with either, it's just that focusing gets a little trickier! A few times I had to desharpen the mic stands as the singers had just bounced back and I didn't have time focus.. Also, the other side of the stage wasn't as easily accessed as the other, but from the easier side the mics hands of all the right-handed singers was kind of in the way. Fortunately I was able to get some shots anyway!

    I hope you like them, but please feel free to leave constructive criticism! :)

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