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Crowd shots

Well, we'll have to start with something, don't we? ;)

I love taking pictures of the crowd. The smile of a young person completely immersed by the peformance and the music is very genuine... Here are some of my favorites:

1 From a pop concert

2 From DragonForce concert (power metal). the front of the audience is giving the finger to the audience at the back by the command of the band who thought that the people at the back weren't loud enough. I like how the two girls seem to hold the picture together:

3 Heavy metal. I think that it is essential even in chaotic crowd shots to have somebody's face clearly in focus.

4 Assorted limbs :)

5 Genuine smile

6 Waiting for the next performer (I think I'll be searching for these "posers" a lot more at the next summer's open air festivals):

7 Somebody loves you...

Nice work Kalle ;D

This is one that I want to go back and re-PP to see if I can fix it up. I turned quick to catch it and am not real happy with the sharpness of it, but I like the shot. Kind of shows the rough venues I have to work in. :D

Basil

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Great Work with the fisheye Kalle.
James....

#1 very nice portrait.

#4 fantastic pic, looks like a painting !!

Waiting for the next performer !! yay :P

My 5 cents - shooted on Jaloimetalli Winterfest, a very very heavy festival.

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here is one of my favourite, a backlighting I shoot one year ago at an electro concert (Vitalic) ...

Nice... I could never have taken a shot like that: I would have been dancing my ass off ;)

Nice work Kalle, awesome shots.
I especially like the first. It really captures just how enveloped the crowd can be at an event.
The second is just as great, with a completely different energy.

I never really thought of taking too many crowd shots, but am now very keen to.

Rob

Robert Bell (Rob)
Shooting for the love, but hoping to still eat next week ;)

Basil Groman wrote:
This is one that I want to go back and re-PP to see if I can fix it up. I turned quick to catch it and am not real happy with the sharpness of it, but I like the shot. Kind of shows the rough venues I have to work in. :D

I think this guy is about to have a heart attack :D

Nice capture.

Rob

Robert Bell (Rob)
Shooting for the love, but hoping to still eat next week ;)

gloubi wrote:
here is one of my favourite, a backlighting I shoot one year ago at an electro concert (Vitalic) ...

Wow, very nice. I have a few shots of performers backlit like this, but not the crowd...

Rob

Robert Bell (Rob)
Shooting for the love, but hoping to still eat next week ;)

One from last friday

Some older ones: Geuzenpop:

And a newer one: Flatrock:

Nice work Rene, awesome...

Rob

Robert Bell (Rob)
Shooting for the love, but hoping to still eat next week ;)

Some images from various festivals in and around Brisbane Au

Too Loud or just ecstatic

I'm Busted

From FOH, action was everywhere i looked at the closing of the Ekka

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This is one of my fav crowd shots I have, its at a Gwar concert.

Also heres one in the pouring rain at a Warped tour.

Liquids everywhere!

Dwight McCann

Few of mine...

Wall Of Death during Killswitch Engage @ Soundwave Festival

Lamb Of God @ UNSW Roundhouse

Bleeding Through @ Soundwave Festival (again)

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Here's one of C.C. Deville of Poison interacting with the crowd at Rockfest in Cadott, WI a few years ago:

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Grumpy Old Man in Training
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Jamie "Shooter" Taylor
TailWind Imaging
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Beautiful shots!

Here's another for the pile:

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Here are a few from Tucson, Az. Metallica @ Pima County Fairgrounds 05/16/08.

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PEACE

Mark M.

Seal crowd shot

Not the best technically but I like the crowd reaction to Seal.  This was with a point and shoot and no photopass.

 Audience in the dark

Audience going wild at a dance evening:

 

Do these classify as "audience"? 

The audience isn't main subject, but included on purpose.

Front 242:

 

Heideroosjes:

 

BoltThrower:

Excellent!

Walter Rowe, Founder
MusicPhotographers.net

 

Delain at Wacken Open Air, august 2010

Also crowd shot from Wacken Open Air this year.

from Arcade Fire concert @ INmusic festival in Zagreb, Croatia