Jackie Green rolled through San Diego on Friday night and I was lucky enough to be able to shot the show. (Thanks Marty)
This show had a lot going for it musically and some real problems photographically. With Jackie being the opening act, the stage setup was a little crowded and with no photo pit the sight lines were few and far between. I traded between a 85mm f/1.4 and a 70-200mm f/2.8 on my D700 body. I shot between 1250 and 3200 ISO all show with the majority of the images shot at ISO 1600.
The one good thing about shooting this show was that I was able to shoot from the balcony and since it was a smaller club, the view down to the stage was great. This was especially good when shooting Jackie behind the keys.
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Yea smaller clubs allow for better things. Then again sometimes too small means an over saturation of lights. That’s when it gets difficult and really starts to suck! Great pics! It’d be nice to get some bigger gigs and shoot where the lighting isn’t always so horrible! I love your live photography!
Thanks for the compliment.
The lights aren’t always better at bigger events, a lot depends on the layout of the lighting and the lighting designer. A new trend is heavy backlighting which can be fun but more often than not causes parts of the image to be blown out.
Nice shots. I would almost trade pit shots for balcony shots anyway!