As always I set myself impossible parameters in which to shoot. This time, no flash.
Tons of photographers at the concert flashing away, but not me. So when the band came onstage, no or very little front light hitting them. Just video slide show projections, vacillating between dark and brilliant light.
So I kicked up the ISO (around 1200) shooting manual, as always. I set the f/stop at 1.8 and shot around 60 to 100 shutter, hand held with my 85mm.
Had to be very stealthy and patient and watch the slideshow illumination carefully to catch it at just the right moment and watching the expression and focus like a hawk. I got a few stunners and the band was blown away cause the pics were unlike the others they got from everyone else that night.
Scottsdale & Phoenix Arizona Senior Pictures Photographer Jon Simpson specializes in Senior Picture Photography. His mission is to create images during this special crossroads in life that will be cherished forever. Located in the Arcadia area of Phoenix, he also shoots seniors in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Tempe & Chandler, AZ.