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johnms88
12th of December 2007 (Wed), 08:41
Ill get right down to it. Again, apologies for the watermark (I don't feel like reposting other than whats on my site).

Full galleries are on my website if anyone wants to see them. www.stuiephoto.com (http://www.stuiephoto.com)


I wouldn't mind starting a little discussion here about a topic that I am sort of afraid of bringing up (but I will do it anyways).

Does anyone agree with me that it is harder to photograph African American people than it is white people? I was having a hell of a time getting a good exposure with Sean Kingston.





Boys Like Girls

1.

http://stuiephoto.com/kissmas/boyslikegirls/slides/1D2N8517.jpg

2.

http://stuiephoto.com/kissmas/boyslikegirls/slides/1D2N8623.jpg

3.

http://stuiephoto.com/kissmas/boyslikegirls/slides/IMG_0091.jpg


Good Charlotte

4.

http://stuiephoto.com/kissmas/goodcharlotte/slides/IMG_0112.jpg


Simple Plan

5.

http://stuiephoto.com/kissmas/simpleplan/slides/1D2N8791.jpg


6.

http://stuiephoto.com/kissmas/simpleplan/slides/1D2N8900.jpg


Sean Kingston
7.

http://stuiephoto.com/kissmas/sean%20kingston/slides/1D2N8777.jpg

Burrelly
12th of December 2007 (Wed), 09:25
Some nice shots there. The first couple are a little over exposed and the last a little dark.

I really like number 4

DwightMcCann
12th of December 2007 (Wed), 10:14
I'll jump right into your question about shooting Blacks: it all depends on the lighting. I understand that with poor lighting in color, arrangement, amount, etc. that the darker skin such with Blacks and Latin performers can be more difficult because we usually have dark backgrounds. But with good lighting the images can really snap!

Here's four Black guys and they were no problem at all:
http://dwightmccann.com/Images/BBKing10182007/fullsize/BBKing001.jpg

Al Jarreau looks OK here:
http://dwightmccann.com/Images/AlJarreau01262006/AlJarreau0284.JPG

Vocalist from Tower of Power:
http://dwightmccann.com/Images/TOP02082007/TowerOfPower407.JPG

So, I don't want to totally steal your thread but it's not about how hard Blacks are to photograph in concert, but about how expert and equipped the venue is ... I can show you examples of whites that were impossible to get a good shot of ... just check out my B-52's post from fifteen minutes ago.

johnms88
12th of December 2007 (Wed), 10:36
Thanks for the comments Dwight.


So, I don't want to totally steal your thread but it's not about how hard Blacks are to photograph in concert, but about how expert and equipped the venue is ... I can show you examples of whites that were impossible to get a good shot of ...

You make a good point. They didnt have much lighting when he was on stage. By time time I decided to switch to the Nifty, he spent the rest of the time running around the stadium (i **** you not). I wish I would have been able to get some good shots of that but I failed miserably.


One of the problems I had with this shoot was basically tunnel vision. I figured the lighting would be similar if not the same for each act (5 acts in one night, I figured they wouldn't change the lighting around for each). Boy was I wrong. I shot most of Good Charlotte with the settings I used for Boys like Girls. Just shows my lack of experience, I forgot the simple things again.

thelightofsound
12th of December 2007 (Wed), 10:51
4, 5 and 6 are great. 5 is a little crooked but if you straightened you would lose some of the bass player........wait that's a bass player? i've never seen a bass player jump like that ;)

and people with darker color skin can make it a little hard to correctly expose, but this is not the only reason why EC is a main part of my shooting process. and lighting always makes a difference. throw two spotlights on them and you have great conditions. however, in a club with some can lighting, it is a completely different ballgame.

René Damkot
12th of December 2007 (Wed), 12:20
Does anyone agree with me that it is harder to photograph African American people than it is white people? I was having a hell of a time getting a good exposure with Sean Kingston.

If they're wearing white and are real dark, yes. Otherwise: No.

Nice images. #2 is best by a margin IMO. (Except for the headstock maybe)

johnms88
12th of December 2007 (Wed), 12:30
Thanks.

Personally, number 2 and 3 are my fav's.