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14 Oct 2019 10:41AM
Nice, John.
Were you there in an official capacity? Or did the venue not mind "real" cameras?
I'm off to see John Mayer at the O2 tonight.
My mobile phone will be in action along with 10,000 others. But I'd love the opportunity to shoot concerts properly.
14 Oct 2019 10:42AM
A lovely being there feel to this pair of images, John.

pablophotographer 9 1.8k 396
14 Oct 2019 10:49AM
Hi dudler!
I love the full scene version, the sideways glance of the main pic has found target on V1! I suppose I like it because it tells the "whole story" . I will have a look around about their music, they seem to perform the type of music that I can happily tune in.
Thanks for sharing
dudler Plus
17 1.5k 1777 England
14 Oct 2019 11:01AM
The secret of using a real camera is to pick the venue - and it helps if the performer has done a house concert at your place (lovely 60th birthday present from my son, a few years back).

Folk clubs and other small venues, avoiding any hint of flash, and, ideally, a silent shutter... Even in noisier styles of music, it is worth getting to know one or two people, look for opportunities, go to gigs that are not busy...

The opportunity to do THIS shot came from a casting call on Purpleport - but I suspect venues like Robin2 and Upfront will usually be happy to let you shoot, if you ask nicely and let them/the band have pictures.
mac Plus
19 10 Scotland
14 Oct 2019 11:34AM
V2 for me. This puts across the feeling of them playing in unison. The red lights are an essential part of the image giving it an air of being on the stage with them.
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
14 Oct 2019 12:12PM
Nice photo!

14 Oct 2019 12:39PM
V1 for me.

14 Oct 2019 12:56PM
nice atmosphere, both fine images
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 70 Norway
14 Oct 2019 4:31PM
The three bands I regularly shoot have me on their authorised list at venues, so never any bother. As John says, never use flash, and silent shutter if the performance is of of a quieter nature.

I do like the inclusion of the lights on the left.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2019 4:41PM
Terrific shots and love both.
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2019 4:45PM
I suspect those lights were useful for a better exposure too apart from
any added theatrical feel.
NevJB Plus
6 2 1 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2019 5:15PM
John, I always open your pics with a degree of trepidation as your cunning titles seldom give away anything until I see the image. And so after preparing my eyes for some nubile beauty I'm caught out once again. Lovely images both GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
15 Oct 2019 4:21AM
Some brilliant mutton chops on that guitar player ....and my does he look like a very youthful Neil Young !
Cheers Walt
kaybee Plus
16 7.5k 26 Scotland
15 Oct 2019 7:40AM
It is a bit rude, poking her in the head like that.

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