BushWacker wrote in post #18472029
Where are some other shots? Not to be too critical but these 2 aren't doing much (for me at least). The first one is magenta washed out (technically) and the angle of the shot from up above with the artist looking down seems counter productive. Rule of thirds would help here too.
The 2nd one with the artists' back to the shot and 1/2 the shot is significantly over exposed isn't a real winner (for me) either.
These are certainly my personal preferences and not intended to offend but mentioned as suggestions to help improve them.
Well the band and management were extremely happy.
The first shot is representitive of the live show. I wasnt going for a text book "proper" exposure. I am trying to convey what it was like at that given moment. Capturing the energy, style and vibe of the band and individual players. This stance is a classic "Daniel Ash" (I dont know if you are familiar with the band or their history- if not look them up and you will get it).
The second shot was requested by the band. They wanted shots from behind and the side of the stage showing the crowd. The best time for this was when the lighting guy backlit the band with the flash pots. I felt with the large amount of empty stage space in the "overexposed area" keeps your focus on Daniel and the audience.
When I shoot live shows I always want to capture the vibe and the moment. Once we learn the rules we are free to break them. Artistic choices often break rules. These were all choices and not errors. If I shot this the same way I shot a jazz trio it wouldnt have worked.
No offense taken by the way.
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