Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Hot Chip


Last night I decided to run a camera experiment: in addition to one of my usual cameras, I chucked in my bag an old DSLR from 2005 –let´s call it 'brand C'- just to get a feel of how well would it perform in live music photography conditions.

Even though the results were not as good as what I normally get with my day-to-day camera and I was using a ‘not-so-high-end’ type of lens, my little experiment confirmed my suspicions: people are way too worried about cameras.

At the end of the day is the eye of the photographer and its ability to overcome the specific situations of a difficult shot, regardless of the equipment used. It is also true that every job has to be done using the right tool and that there will be some shots that are impossible to take without the right gear. But let´s not be too focused in technology: let´s just focus in photography!

Changing topics –to the music side of life- Hot Chip was a lot of fun. It felt a bit slow at the start but it was a Wednesday night and it was a good while until the venue was full. Young girls and boys and some fellas up to the mid-thirties were dancing away for most of the show. The lighting was quite pretty at some point -unfortunately right after I was kicked out of the photographer´s pit- with an orangy golden colour and it felt like it was worth it to be there.

The opening band, World´s End Press, was really entertaining too.

I will post the other set of images soon too. Thanks for reading


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