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    "Wicked Fall"

    Well it's been a while since my last show, because of all the crazy good stuff going on in my life lately but I was able to get out to a friends show last night. Here are a few from the show...











    So what' cha' think? I'm quite pleased with the set.
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    The shots are great Nick... but I have to say, I thought I was going to see some awesome Mtn Bike pics when the subject line was "Wicked Fall"!
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    very nice nick. live shows are extremely difficult.

    the first two are very good. i liked the first because of the out of focus drummer in the background and the second...well because the sharp focus, lighting, and the beam of light in the background. amazing work nick. i think this stuff is your calling.

    looks like you could use a 35 or 24mm f/1.4 though huh?
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    That's some rough lighting to get good pictures in. They look great. I was shocked when I got to the bottom of the pictures to your signature and saw you're using the XT. Makes me excited to get more practice with mine, because those are very professional looking. I just ordered a Canon 50mm 1.8 on Saturday. Were you using that or the Sigma?
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    Sorry to disappoint, no crash shots.

    Thanks for the compliments guys! but it's really not all that hard when there is great lighting. It is difficult to get accurate focus but if you take a ton, some are bound to be in focus

    I shot this show exclusively with my 50mm 1.8. I would love to upgrade to a 24mm/35mm 1.4 but rock stars don't pay as well as rappers.

    Here are two more. I edit all my pictures on my lap top but I bought a decent monitor so hopefully I'll get it calibrated and you can all see what my pictures look like to me. .... not sure if that's a good thing though... no excuses that way.



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    Great shots, especially the second one in the first set
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    Nice work Nick. They need to hire you for their album cover.
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    Thank you very much, you two! I sent the pics to my buddy and I got a, "ya, good stuff, thanks." That's about it.... A little disappointing. Back to the drawing board.
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    Ooo, Oooo! check it out. Now this is concert photography. maybe some day I can be this good! hehe. I'm just kidding. I thought it would be fun to post other pictures from the same show. What do you think, did I waste my money on that 50mm?
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    Lightbulb Ask ... and know

    Nick, you might want to ask what your "buddy" is looking for from the shot.

    A lot of us are involved in our "artistry" and miss the desired outcome of the "customer." Believe me, they are often not the best judge of things, but since they control the funding of a project ... your artistic license is their call. You will provide their desired outcome.

    Personally, that's why this is a hobby for me, and not an employment opportunity. My artistic license belongs to me and me alone. If my work catches the eye of the occasional buyer, I know it was what I shot and created that sold ... and not a cookie-cutter process designed by someone else. Yeah, I know ... I won't get rich ... but I'm at least enjoying the journey.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying either approach is wrong, but as long as I support me ... and it's with MY cash ... it's going to be my way.

    BTW: Most excellent work ... you could try "measured" MF focus for these darker venues. If you don't move too much, it could result in some consistent focused shots.

    Kind of a weirder note: With the early Minolta 7000/9000 cameras (circa 1985) ... they actually could autofocus in the dark with an infrared focus assist beam. I just never truly appreciated how handy that really was, as with one camera body, I usually shot film with flash or in the daytime ... otherwise you are stuck shooting complete rolls of tunsten indoor film, before you can go back outside. Oh sure, you could dop the partial rewind ... and tuck the half-used can back in your shirt pocket, but you had better remember what exposure you left off on ... otherwise ... well, you can just imagine.

    That's kind of the reason I have four Minolta 9000s. They each had there own ISO and "Daytime" or Tunsten film loaded. Heck, I even have a bulk loader for the 100-shot back. Try shooting THAT roll quick! Takes 20 full seconds with my motor-drive.
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