Sunday, May 27, 2007


"If your photographs aren't good enough, you aren't close enough" -Robert Capa

Do whatever you can to get close and establish eye contact with the performers. At a large venue this can be next to impossible, but the intimate quality it can add to your photos is worth the effort.

Make sure you're in a continuous shooting mode when photographing people singing or playing instruments. Facial contortions can change from sublime to horrific in the blink of the eye when a performer is singing.

On camera bounce flash was used in this shot to massage the ambient light and add a little modeling to the flattish stage lights. In a situation like this I normally dial in an ambient exposure a half stop or so underexposed in manual mode and let E-TTL II bring the subject up to the right brightness.

You can see Mary Moss perform regularly in Indianapolis, check her website for dates. She is not to be missed!


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