Since it is pouring rain outside today I decided I would catch up on some past work I had been putting off for a while. First up is some photos I took at the end of April of this amazing band called Running Red Lights when they played at Sneaky Dees. They are one of the best bands Ive ever seen play live and you have to go see them whenever you get the chance.
If you have ever been to a show at Sneaky Dees, you would have noticed the complete lack of light on the stage which makes for some extremely tough shooting conditions. I wasnt planning on shooting this show at all and I just happened to have my camera with me since I came to the show straight from a shoot I had earlier in the day. I figured I would give it a try and see if I could get anything out of it and I came up with these three images that I liked.
The first two photos were shot at ISO 1600, f1.4, 1/60th. The last photo was ISO 1600, f1.6, 1/50th. Anyone who read my post a few weeks back about pushing the limits of the camera should realize that I took all three of these photos at the ultimate limits of my equipment, which I only do in extreme circumstances. A fun tech thing to note is that with the last photo, I decided I would be better off with a 1/3 stop slower shutter speed, and a 1/3 stop smaller aperture. Although that increased the risk of motion blur, I figured it would be ok since the singer tended to hold a pose for long enough for me to capture it at a slower speed, and the f1.6 aperture increased the depth of field ever so slightly which increases my chances of it being properly in focus. Like I said in my big post before, its all one big huge math equation with many different end results.
Now for the actual photos.