1. Reminder: Please user our affiliate links to get to your favorite stores for holiday shopping!

Concert: Under The Same Sky

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

  1. pasisti

    pasisti Mu-43 Regular

    66
    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! :)

    24472136112_0b7b14eeb4_h.
    Web-Saman Taivaan Alla-38
    by Matias L, on Flickr

    23952313434_739efe6164_h.
    Web-Saman Taivaan Alla-769
    by Matias L, on Flickr

    23953645123_26b98f3938_h.
    Web-Saman Taivaan Alla-189
    by Matias L, on Flickr

    23952315124_2cb185cf26_h.
    Web-Saman Taivaan Alla-555
    by Matias L, on Flickr

    24212700219_fe45bf8dfe_h.
    Web-Saman Taivaan Alla-557-2
    by Matias L, on Flickr

    24498164851_c41ef197bc_h. [/urlWeb-Saman Taivaan Alla-679 by Matias L, on Flickr

    24554279496_c0e74cd10a_h.
    Web-Saman Taivaan Alla-632
    by Matias L, on Flickr

    24284951960_c81e0424b0_h.
    Web-Saman Taivaan Alla-885
    by Matias L, on Flickr

    23952315494_046213d2d5_h.
    Web-Saman Taivaan Alla-269
    by Matias L, on Flickr

    24580457965_8e6d93939d_h.
    Web-Saman Taivaan Alla-253
    by Matias L, on Flickr

    24212698129_dfcb263b19_h.
    Web-Saman Taivaan Alla-933
    by Matias L, on Flickr

    24554278856_7cbf063a09_h.
    Web-Saman Taivaan Alla-716
    by Matias L, on Flickr
     
    • Like Like x 4