ART It Came From the Sea/Vendetta Spoken Concert Pics. C&C Please.

MSIGuy

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May 30, 2005
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So I had a go at shooting my first concert the other night. The first band (first few pics) was my friends band It Came From The Sea (Hardcore) and the rest are the band that played after them, Vendetta Spoken (Metal) who asked me to take some pictures "since I was there already..." I said sure, and I'm glad I did, I think they turned out pretty well!

These were all taken at one of the Indian Casino's here and the place was dark as a cave. It Came From The Sea (ICFTS) stupidly told the light tech to turn down the lights before they went on. :)mad:) I was shooting at between 1600 and 6400 ISO with a 40D and a 1D2. Thankfully Vendetta Spoken had stage lights, and best of all, a smoke machine!

I threw a 550EX on a super clamp with a radio trigger behind them and when it hit that smoke it made for some cool effects IMO.

Here are the pics, tell me which ones work and which ones don't!

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The good news is both ICFTS and Vendetta Spoken want me to do promo pics for them, and have me come to more of their shows. Not to mention the leadmen for both bands are huge into the local music scene and are probably going to get me 10x more work from recommending me to the other bands around here! I'm pumped!

Link to the set on Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/quickphotos/sets/72157626605860011/
 
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MSIGuy

MSIGuy

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May 30, 2005
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Thanks! I'm so glad I didn't try and ETTL the speedlight up there. :rofl:

The smoke machine + speed light combination is so :bowdown:

EDIT: The only funny thing was I didn't get a single picture of Vendetta Spoken's drummer... I couldn't see him!
 
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MSIGuy

MSIGuy

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May 30, 2005
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Which ones do you guys think are the winners and which ones are the losers?
 
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MSIGuy

MSIGuy

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May 30, 2005
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I should have lied and said these were wedding pictures... Then more than 3 people would look at them! :mamoru:
 

jigelow

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Dec 16, 2010
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So the first band is hardcore, and the guy looks a bit hipster-ish and plays a Gretsch. Weird.

Second bands pictures are awesome. Really nice job. I was just imagining smoke machine + flash.
 
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MSIGuy

MSIGuy

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May 30, 2005
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So the first band is hardcore, and the guy looks a bit hipster-ish and plays a Gretsch. Weird.
I don't know if hardcore is the right way to describe them... I'm not a music elitest, I don't know the difference between hardcore or screamo or any of those types. (I listen to metal and ICP.... :rofl:)

Here's a link to their Myspace. http://www.myspace.com/icfts Take a listen.
Second bands pictures are awesome. Really nice job. I was just imagining smoke machine + flash.
Thanks! I was worried when I saw how damn dark the venue was but once they broke out the smoke machine and told their effects guy, "Don't turn it off until you can't see the drummer" I knew it was going to be cool.

15 is dope.
Thanks! I came back from partying (with the first band) at the Casino at about 5am, had to work at 9am, but I just had to take a peek at the pictures! I imported into LR and 15 stuck out, it was one of those "everything clicks" moments where I knew it was a sweet shot (and I could go to sleep.... lol).

I'm making a 24x36 of it to put on my wall. First large print of my own work I've made! :noes:
 

jigelow

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Dec 16, 2010
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I really like that flare star in 9. Plus you still have some detail from the stage lighting.
 
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MSIGuy

MSIGuy

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May 30, 2005
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I really like that flare star in 9. Plus you still have some detail from the stage lighting.
9's one of my favorites too! I love the movement from the mic cord being in the air like that.
 

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