Working: Gig Photography

I’m still working on the White Balance post; so much I want to cover in it, I will probably have to split it into two.

To keep the blog rolling though, here is a quick look at my work last night. I was at the Brighton Dome to cover City and Colour with Lucy Rose as the support.

Browsing around the inter-web as we do I come across lots of discussions about “Can’t use this camera for so-and-so”, “thats the wrong lens for that”, quite often with no follow up argument (yes trolls). Quite often the discussions are about using Fujis in low light or in Gig situations.

Last night I started with the 16-55/2.8 & 50-140/2.8 “Red Label” lenses getting the basic shots, for the 3rd song I switched to the 56/1.2 basically because I had not used it in a darkish gig and wanted to see what I could get…

Lucy Rose plays Brighton Dome on 18/02/2016. Picture by Julie Edwards.  X-T1, ISO800, 1/180th @ F1.2, Astia Simulation

Lucy Rose plays Brighton Dome on 18/02/2016. Picture by Julie Edwards.
X-T1, ISO800, 1/180th @ F1.2, Astia Simulation

Just Working: Frightfest

This weekend I have been working at the 5 day Frightfest Horror film festival, an event for which I have been the official photographer for more years than I remember.

This year I have been using just the X-T1 along with the 56/1.2 and 16-55/2.8 (thoughts on this lens to come).

Ive been resisting doing monochrome conversations all weekend but then came a set of images of Diana Vickers.. I could not resist.

X-T1, 56mm, raw, Silver eFex Pro (my fav monochrome converter). I think this combination is my al time favourite kit for portrait work..

Diane Vickers attends Frightfest 2015 on 31/08/2015

Diane Vickers attends Frightfest 2015 on 31/08/2015