showtime!!

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© Paulo Reece
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(Camera held aloft.........hoping for best)

It was taken at a music festival (Live at Bingley 2008) and was captured during a set from Echo and the Bunnymen. Capturing live bands is a real passion of mine. However, usually the locations are a lot smaller - enabling me to get up close to the action (even sometimes on stage, depending on my levels of cheek).

But on this occasion, the event was on a greater scale than I'm accustomed to. It was a real struggle to even get close to the action. Conseqently, I settled on being amidst the masses of people around 20 deep from the front. Moreover, not possessing any monster zoom lenses - I decided to try and capture the moment from where I was. But being amongst the crowds was proving problematic in terms of any clear shots of the stage. Rather than fighting against this situation, I wanted the hustle and bustle to become part of the composition of my shot. My method was getting a rough exposure setting - and then using on-camera flash to highlight any foreground action. What's more, I held my camera above my head - simply pressing the shutter when any action was occuring. Many shots were taken in this fashion, but the Showtime image was by far the best of the bunch.

9 responses

  • Eric Finster

    Eric Finster (Deleted) gave props (20 Sep 2008):

    awesome capture, well done!

  • JP Candelier

    JP Candelier said (22 Sep 2008):

    great shot! Really cool idea!

  • Misha M. Johnson

    Misha M. Johnson gave props (12 Oct 2008):

    Yeah! It rocks!

  • Scott Korn

    Scott Korn gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    good shot,

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (18 Oct 2008):

    a great shot! yes from me.

  • Neil Woo

    Neil Woo said (2 Nov 2008):

    Great shot....Yeah

  • Sven Schroeder

    Sven Schroeder gave props (4 Dec 2008):

    Cool! Got my vote!!

  • Scott Shealy

    Scott Shealy (Deleted) said (11 Feb 2010):

    sick shot!

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (19 Jun 2010):

    It proove that front line isn't always favorite spot on gig

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