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Your best live shot ..

Post your best live performance show, articulate the positives, and articulate what you would change if you could do it over.

This is John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls performing live in Baltimore, Maryland. I love this shot.

Positives

Sharp, audience interaction, body posture, how he's holding the mic stand.

Negatives

I wish his head weren't chopped off.

This is a really nice image... I think what really works here is the crowd interaction and the holding of one of their hands. It doesn't bother me that part of his head is out of the frame because the main focus, in my opinion, is the interaction.

I'd say this is one of my best... it's definitely one of my favourites. I do have a colour version but found this one for now...

Positive
The moment, 'movement' in the hand / finger

Negative
A little too dark on the right side of the frame

(and yes, it is slightly larger than what I used to post on the other forum!)

Live at The Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA for his annual Christmas Show.

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Pros
Great action pose, he was just shredding! Also, you can see both his guitars, and the custom Peavey Amp in the bg.

Cons
Poor house lighting, and no eye contact with the camera.

Daniel Knighton
Pixel Perfect Images
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Daniel Knighton, PIxel Perfect Images

(858) 335-4540 cell

http://www.pixelperfectimages.net

 

It was posted recently here, so put only a thumbnail

Good: win Daily Deviation on deviantart.com. Can not really complain about the image itself
Bad: did not went do AC website because their webmaster also shoots him and prefer his own pics :)

But I am not concerned of pas pics, as I always tend to be better in future.

Askar Ibragimov - middeneaht.deviantart.com

Askar Ibragimov - middeneaht.deviantart.com

It's hard for me to pick a fave from mine. I have at least one from each show lol. I guess I like this one. It's older and I took it with my old D50, 50mm f/1.8 and no flash so considering the lighting (almost ALL red...def a hot set up!) at Sonar in the Club Room it was fairly decent.

Positive:
Overall feeling...Brandon Thomas is very intense and the "drunk" just added to the intensity. Who doesn't love the classic "horns??!!" \m/

Negative:
Hot...blown...had to process the crap out of it to make it palatable. :(

Faye Weekly Photography
Advanced Amateur
Waldorf, Maryland

My best live shot just got bested this Friday... so here is my new best live shot: Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold, Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour, Friday, March 14th, Susquehanna Bank (formerly Tweeter) Center, Camden, NJ. Shot with a Nikon D70s and a Tamron 2.8/28-75mm, f2.8, 1600 ISO, everything else set to default/normal.

POSITIVES: I'm really pleased with the sharpness and the clarity of the pic, and that the entire thing is not only focused, but shows even depth.

NEGATIVES: I wish the flare from the spotlight was not right where it is, touching the guitar. Also, a little more light on his face would have been better, too. So I guess that boils down to 'better angle needed'.

I took this back in 1999. Courtney Love had convinced the crowd to rush the stage during her encore. Back then, I was stupid enough to pull my camera back out long after the third song.

POSITIVES: My stupidity landed me a classic shot that I couldn't have gotten otherwise and I didn't get caught.
NEGATIVES: I had to hold my camera over the tops of peoples heads in the pit to get the shot and couldn't see through the viewfinder. I wish I would have gotten less head-room and more foreground.

This shot of C.C. DeVile of Poison taken a couple years ago at a 4-Day rock festival up here in Wisconsin.

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Positives:
Just like the overall exposure and the way I caught his stage personna. I also like how the dialed down flash worked on this shot.

Negatives:
Haven't made any money off of it yet.

Jamie "Shooter" Taylor
"How about you come back to my place and I'll show you my man-size manicotti?" -- Grampa Gustafson, "Grumpier Old Men"
http://www.myspace.com/tailwindimaging

Jamie "Shooter" Taylor
TailWind Imaging
"Away you will go sailin/In a race among the ruins/If you plan to face tomorrow/Do it soon." -- Gordon Lightfoot
http://www.myspace.com/tailwindimaging
http://tradewindimaging.photoreflect.com

Randy Blythe from Lamb of God on the inaugural Sounds of the Underground tour in Seattle.

Positives:
I was very pleased to have caught the strobe at just the right time. The profile, backlighting from the strobe and the fog made an awesome combination for me.

Negatives:
I definitely undercharged for web licensing of this one as I had no idea the band was going to blow up the way they did.

Chris, Lamb of God concerts are tricky to shoot, well at least for me shooting in a club with low lighting and them moving and bouncing so much. I like a true silhouette from time to time and I do like this one. framed in nice and the blue halo of fog really brings him out in the photo. great job

Postcards For Abby 05

This is probably my best shot though not my favorite.

Positives are that it's sharp as a tack, has energetic but smooth colouring, eyes open wide and the singer is being energetic in a way that is very communicative of how the band is.

What I'd do different - nothing really, I'd say your best shot is one that you wouldn't want to change too much. There are plenty of others that aren't my best that I'd like to change however ;)

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May not be my best but a few I am quite proud of!
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Brandi Carlile

Scorpions

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PEACE

Mark

This is Jakob Dylan at Bonnaroo, don't know that I would change anything about it!
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and Nicole Atkins, I would love to have less red, but when I tried to remedy that, it didn't look so great. The stage just had too many red lights and no others.
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The shot with the tambourine is awesome!

Daniel Knighton
Pixel Perfect Images
(760)730-3224/(858)335-4540 cell
Carlsbad, CA
www.PixelPerfectImages.net
www.MySpace.com/PixelPerfectImages

 

Daniel Knighton, PIxel Perfect Images

(858) 335-4540 cell

http://www.pixelperfectimages.net

 

"I would love to have less red, but when I tried to remedy that, it didn't look so great."

Very nice capture, I like it. Good exposure too. The posted image looks to me like you may be able to take down the orange as opposed to red, and I would maybe desaturate a small bit as for my liking it's a little 'glowy' rather than 'full' - it's a strong image on its own without the current saturation. I won't be home until Monday now, but would otherwise be trying it out of interest, to see what that does.

"David, what musical instrument do you play?" "I play the Hasselblad!" (David Redfern)

Hi guys,

I am brand new to this site and thought I would say hello and share my favourite shot with you. It is of Bono taken in Melbourne, Australia in 2006.

http://www.filedimage.com/photos/335616646_NYtg5-L-2.jpg

My site is at

www.filedimage.com

thanks

Chris

Hi! I'm new here too.
This is one of my favorites, from a few weeks ago. CC DeVille from Poison at the Nashville Sommet Center.

I love the shot, but if i had a chance to do it again, I wouldn't have cut the neck of the guitar...:(

Was one of the eight I submitted to Photoshelter.

Poison has a new concert DVD that just came out. Figured I might get a hit with that image.

I have newer stuff of them, but why not give this image a chance to make some money?

The worst that can happen is nothing.

Wish I had Nashville Sam's shot, though.

Nicely done!

Jamie "Shooter" Taylor
TailWind Imaging
"Away you will go sailin/In a race among the ruins/If you plan to face tomorrow/Do it soon." -- Gordon Lightfoot
http://www.myspace.com/tailwindimaging
http://tradewindimaging.photoreflect.com

Jamie "Shooter" Taylor
TailWind Imaging
"Away you will go sailin/In a race among the ruins/If you plan to face tomorrow/Do it soon." -- Gordon Lightfoot
http://www.myspace.com/tailwindimaging
http://tradewindimaging.photoreflect.com



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positives
technically good, and I really like the pose, most shots of her have been while she was playing so she's usually obscured by her sax'

negatives
Not many, I would take a couple of steps to the left and frame it a little further to the right if I had the chance to retake it as I think her hand is a bit too close the the right edge of the frame, and it means I could cut out the water bottle and monitor in the foreground.

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Mike Gatiss
"Dont' lose the moment..."
http://www.gig-shots.com

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Mike Gatiss
"Dont' lose the moment..."
http://www.gig-shots.com

I wouldn't regret the water bottle. When your subject is so obviously striking a pose, touches of real life like that are good to have. They tell us this is happening in a live performance; you and she didn't pose this during a break in rehearsal. And the way you cropped the picture, it plays a role in framing your subject.

Nice work. I really like this.

I'd be tempted to play with cropping a bit more off the top. See if it's possible to get an effect out of it. His lower legs aren't in the picture, either; leaving out a bit of his noggin, if it doesn't look an accident, could suggest a kind of balance, a visual logic. As if he's too big a stage presence for the frame to hold him.

I have many what I feel are good shots - no best really. So here's one of the most recent (Airbourne)

Taken in poor lighting but it captures the essence of the performer and the performance, which is what I always try to do when documenting a show.

Wouldn't change anything; I can't change that moment.

TP

This is a great shot, Walter and I for one, am not bothered by the slight cropping of the head.  In fact, I often do that sort of thing deliberately, it's a style that appeals to me.  Not something to do always, but on occasion, it works.  Good job! 

Heres a few.

My "Flip Shot" as featured in the film and on the cover of the book "American Hardcore"

punk photographer

Edward Colver

The Eye of LA Punk

 

Difficault to choose a fave photo. I have a few. This one is from 2008 at Wacken Open Air.

Tony Kakko from Sonata Arctica @ Wacken Open Air 2008.

This photo was the cover or the dutch sonata arctica fanclub magazine end 2008.  Tony was also very pleased about this photo. 

 

 

 

Sometimes a favorite photo is just a fun moment:

 

 

Sometimes a favorite photo is the culmination of years of waiting....   even if the photo itself isn't a show stopper:

 

 

Sometimes a favorite photo is just a perspective you personally enjoy:

 

 

Or maybe you like the photo more because it has a friend in it:

 

Sometimes a defocused moment captures my attention:

 

If your favorite musician has a painfully amazing moment and you capture that in a photo, could that make it a favorite?

 

 

Maybe it's just a shot of a geek-out moment with the drummer of your favorite rock band:

 

 

 

Or maybe it is when the geeks geek out... and confetti blows for 35 minutes:

 

 

I really don't know.  I have a different favorite photo, or set of photos, for each mood, each mode, each time period....  

 

 

Loving some of the photos I've been seeing around the site :)


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Isaac de Laheye (Epica) @ Applepop Holland (september 12th 2009)

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is my own take. Using a YI 4K Plus action camera on this shot. smiley