I’ve long thought that concert photography would be a really fun experience, but rarely go to shows. I brought my 5d Mark ii and was told that I just couldn’t use a flash, but could take photos. Sweet!
Halfway through the show I switched to an ISO of 6400 and opened up the lens. Some of the most experimental exposures I have done is a long time.
I also took some video (was lucky enough to sit on the rail and use that as the tripod). Here are the last 4 songs of the show in a timelapse:
I also have the 30 minutes of footage in HD. I’m shooting a 5d Mark ii with a 17-40mm 1:4 lens. Incredibly fun.
Somewhat waiting on the Colorado Tapers guys to post the better audio and somewhat waiting for me to figure out how to get the file size under 5 gig.
I would love to do a photoshoot with a band following them to three venues and telling the story of their entire set. This was fun, something I would love to do again.
If you have the chance to see The Hold Steady live, do it! Keep it positive!