View Full Version : Garbage @ the Convention Centre (Live Music)
25th of September 2005 (Sun), 22:31
Howdy all. On Saturday night I shot Garbage @ Brisbane's Convention Centre.
The photos were shot on assignment for fasterlouder (http://www.fasterlouder.com.au/photos/20050924-garbage) and are also published on my web site (http://www.rocksluts.net.au).
All images were shot with my 20D + 28-75mm f/2.8 Tamron. I shot in RAW again and the ISO ranged between 800 and 1600.
Comments and critique are, as always, most welcome.
26th of September 2005 (Mon), 00:21
hey good shot. good to see Garbage still going strong. Did they just let you in with your equipment or did you have a special pass to shoot them?
26th of September 2005 (Mon), 03:06
Thanks. I'm glad you like it. I had a press pass (credentials). I was only in the room for songs 1-4, and the photographers could only shoot for songs 2-4.
26th of September 2005 (Mon), 05:26
Nice. I would like to see a bit darker version though. I don't think she is _this_ white... Looks a bit overexposed to me.
I like this (http://www.rocksluts.net.au/bands/2005/24sep05/IMG_8317.html) one very much ...
28th of September 2005 (Wed), 00:06
No time to check the website just now but this one image is really exceptional ... if ever I can get down under I will be looking you up!!! I love the expression and intensity of this woman ... Rene is just a perfectionist in training! :-) Man I'm really getting to love all the individual styles we have for shooting Live Performance images, each according the conditions available and each with a different Art and Vision.
28th of September 2005 (Wed), 06:07
Rene: I'll see what I can do. But she really is quite pale. Seriously!
Thanks Dwight! I'd love to catch up. I'll be moving to Sydney in less than a month so, if you'reever that way, let me know. there is also a *vague* chance I'll get to LA later this year. If so, I'll let you know. I'd love to shoot a concert along side you. It's always great to see what other photographers get in the same conditions.
28th of September 2005 (Wed), 06:55
Incredible shots, as usual Angus!
28th of September 2005 (Wed), 10:28
Rene is just a perfectionist in training! :-)
Nah, I've already graduated :p
Seriously, if I think something is 'wrong' with an image, I say it. Might be nitpickin' to some, but then again: I think it's more usefull than saying: "Woa, lovely image".
Off course, hindsight is always 20/20 vision, and there aren't many images (including my own of course) I find nothing wrong with...
In my thinking perfectionism is the only way to keep getting better ;)
28th of September 2005 (Wed), 12:23
Geez, Rene, I was just kidding ... that's why I put a smiley in there! I'm in total agreement that you should say what you think about the images ... but we do not want Angus to get an inferiority complex. [Kidding, joke, just having fun!]
Angus, if you come to LA, which is only about 100 miles away and don't get together with me (I will have place you can stay with us if you are so inclined) I will be devastated, although I'm not sure I can get you in with a camera at the casino ... but there are other spots I shoot.
28th of September 2005 (Wed), 12:58
Geez, Rene, I was just kidding ... that's why I put a smiley in there!
You know, I even understood that :lol: Dut I decided to explain the point nontheless. I know, I can be a bit op a pain sometimes...
No harm intended / done.
28th of September 2005 (Wed), 16:09
One of the best parts of POTN is that better than 99% of the "issues" get easily resolved. I've been on online communities where 99% of issues or disagreements are NEVER resolved. You are an absolute pleasure, Rene!
28th of September 2005 (Wed), 16:14
Very good shot!:D:D
30th of September 2005 (Fri), 15:31
Great picture, although SLIGHTLY overexposed on the skin I think.
You are a lucky person. Garbage is one of my all time favourite bands!
The were here this summer, in a small venue, and I missed going. :(
Edit: I just had a look at the other pictures on your site and they are spectacular! #1 and #2 are breathtaking.
30th of September 2005 (Fri), 15:47
Angus, I just had time to review all the images ... that girl does have pale skin! The pictures are very good, particularly those of her. It looks like the spotlighting really overrode all the rest of the stage lighting. The spots at the casino are 150' or so away so I sometimes have the opposite problem. I liked the audience at the rail shot, too.
I shot ZZ Top last night. First two songs only, but the songs go on and on. The manager came down to actually talk to me ... while this is the only group for which I have ever had to sign an agreement, she was amazingly nice. Most of these people say, "Don't get between the talent and the audience, AT ALL, NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!" among all their other bizarre demands, this gal said, "Get right up to the stage and don't worry about the audience." The first song was so long I thought it might have been two, so I looked at her and held up one finger and she nodded and pointed up at the stage to suggest 'keep shooting'. I know other venues where the photographers have the run of the front for two or three songs and then must evaporate so I have never figured out why many that come to the casino seem to think it is important that the photographers not be visible, sigh. However, I am not a ZZ Top fan so I left halfway through the show while the bikers were still raging about some mind bending tune that they liked ... I am picking up -25dB sound cancelling, fitted ear plugs this afternoon ... my ears are still ringing. :-)
4th of October 2005 (Tue), 04:30
Thanks to everyone for the comments and feedback. In relation to the exposure of Shirley's skin, does the following look better?
I have cropped slightly and played with my colours some more.
4th of October 2005 (Tue), 05:02
After all she is pretty pale..
I see the name Angus Young.. Anything to do with the guy from ACDC?
What do you need to do to get press pass at these gigs?
4th of October 2005 (Tue), 05:40
Hi Nidz, press passes (or credentials, depending on who you are talking to) are arranged for you by the editor of a publication that you are shooting on behalf of. Basically to get to shoot high profile gigs (ie the ones that require a press pass) you need to have established that you have a body of work and an ability to come home with photos suitable for publication. Generally only limited photographers get passes for the big shows and it can be hit and miss (unless of course your name is Tony Mott). If it is something that you aspire to, then start marketing yourself to any relevant media. I hope this helps.
As for my name - it's my own and I have nothing to do with AC/DC beyond sharing a name. For an amusing bit of trivia, my father's name is Neil.
4th of October 2005 (Tue), 05:55
Great band and love the shot. So if I make it to Brissy you can get me back stage :)
4th of October 2005 (Tue), 06:13
Well, I'm about to move to Sydney in less than a month. There tends to be very little backstage access for press photographers at the big shows (lots at the smaller ones if you know the right people) but it really ain't that glamourous anyway!
Drinking riders tends to be for the bands, their managers and crew and hangers on. Or maybe there is another side to rock'n'roll photography that I'm missing? Anyway, if you're headed my way I could certainly have my arm twisted for a beer or two :)
4th of October 2005 (Tue), 06:21
Cool. I have friends in the recording industry in Sydney. Maybe we can by each other a beer ;)
4th of October 2005 (Tue), 12:34
For those less fortunate who don't get press credentials or All Access passes ... it doesn't mean all that much with the big talent ... I am usually limited to three songs with further limitations on where I can shoot from. I always have an All Access pass, work for the casino with a casino picture ID that opens the locked doors, but am not allowed to go back stage, on the stage, near the talent (who usually have security people who honor no passes!), etc. Really, really, it is work and the only glamour is in the eyes of the beholder. OTOH, for the smaller performers/bands that need PR having the pass is worth it's weight in gold for getting images, but then no one knows who they are! My lastest submission here on POTN features four bands that would have let me do anything because they have seen my work, but you probably haven't heard of any of them: Anthony Prietos, El Chicano, Malo and The Original Lowriders. Angus makes getting stunning images look easy, but it is probably not heavily related to his press credentials ... it is related to his talent.
5th of October 2005 (Wed), 02:25
Cool thanks for filling me in on how passes come about.. New information to me. I'd say you are very lucky to be in the position to get access to shoot these rock stars. I reckon it'd be cool to shoot say bands like Greenday and the like. I'd kill for the chance.. hehe
7th of October 2005 (Fri), 20:00
the 2nd pic or edit you posted looks a lot better
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