I have now taken pics of a few bands and learned a lot about the lighting in the typical venues for these bands....it sucks! Obviously, some are better than others and day time venues are great! But, I still got some neat pics in each of my shoots.
First, many thanks to the groups I have photographed. They have all been receptive and a lot of fun to shoot. And the music has been awesome. It makes doing this kind of stuff a whole lot of fun. Special big thanks to Chris Leblanc who has been more than encouraging and I am blessed to call him my friend.
I have basically used three lenses, a 50mm F1.4, a 14-50mm F2.8 and a 70-200mm F2.8. I have kind of gravitated to to the 14-50mm lense at about a 3200 ISO.
Also, I have found that I really like Black and White for this project. It just happened. I love the way it looks. I will be experimenting with some styles of Black and White, but I am pretty certain most of my shoots will end up in some Black and White treatment.
My good friend John Gros plays in Baton Rouge Friday night and I can't wait to get some shots of him. Let's hope I continue to improve and keep getting some shots I like.