Over the years I have been to more concert events than I can count. within the last 10 years or so I have been bringing a little point and shoot Canon camera with a zoom lens and the ability to shoot in manual mode. I have been able to capture some good images and some really bad images depending on where we are seated. When shooting in these situations usually the iso is pumped up to 800 so I can freeze action however the cost is the amount of grain introduced into the photo.
in post I will play with the images and see if there is anything worth keeping. they may not be the best images but what they are is my photo of a moment in time. I will try to make a strong graphic and capture the spirit of the artist and how I feel they are looked at by the public.
The photo of Slash was taken from almost the back of an auditorium. The grain is well introduced into the photo, however I think I captured the grittiness of Slash and should be recognizable to most.
When I shoot bootleg photography, I do so for myself and never to profit. I may print out a few for friends that attended the show for their own use.
These days I tend not to bring the camera and just sit back and enjoy the show but on occasion a big name will blow into town and I will want to add them into my collection.
Above is a photo I captured of Gord Downie of the iconic Canadian band The Tragically Hip. Sadly Gord passed away after a long bout with brain cancer. The Hip announced that they would do one last farewell tour before Gord passed away it was emotional yet magical and he left us with some fantastic songs and memories.
Below pictured are both Tom Petty and Glen Frey. Both recently passed away as well and I am great-full for being able to see them live. hopefully I have captured the a good representation of who they where on stage.