Friday, October 22, 2010

Essay #73: Concert drama

I think that one of the reasons I love concert photos is that they're so dramatic. With all the lights and fog and showmanship, there are easy ways to add drama to the shot.

If the lights are bright, lens flare can be nearly inescapable, so you might as well work with it

The extremes of light and shadow can be a bane for metering, but high contrast makes for high drama

And then there's my personal favorite: the camera tilt.

The third photo is downhere (yes, again); the rest are of the band Rush of Fools. Taken at a concert last weekend.


  1. Liz, your artistic talent never ceases to amaze me. Great photos! And that must have been a great concert -- I would have enjoyed it :)

  2. Aw, thanks, Kathy!

    Actually, downhere's Christmas tour is coming to Madison! I'm probably driving up for it - you should go with me!