Snapshot Voyager is about my own personal photography journey. I am always looking to try something new, inquisitive as to how it works, and to the end results I might achieve.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Acoustic Gig

Last night my wife and I went to a pub at Yonge and Eglinton to hear two instrumental acoustic guitarists.  One was the boyfriend of my wife’s work colleague, so it was good to go and support them.

Dallas Sutherland

They both turned out to be very good, and luckily I had the NEX along to capture some of the action.
I ended up taking the Voigtlander 35mm f1.4, and this worked fine, though something slightly wider would have been nice.  I needed f1.4 as it was pretty dark, and most of the shots used ISO 1600, about the limit for the NEX before pictures gets too noisy.  I first started shooting in colour and nothing really great came out, but as soon as I switched to black and white, all the photos just popped!  Shooting at f1.4 and manually focusing is quite a challenge, so I ended up pre-focusing photos and shooting when the musician became sharp.  Nothing came out perfectly in focus, but I don’t think it needs to be with this genre of photography.

Dallas Sutherland and Andrew Valentine

Andrew Valentine

Interestingly I met a lady there (an ex-photojournalist) who was also shooting and she had brought along her Canon Rebel and an iPhone.  She saw my NEX and was fascinated by its size and quality of the photos, so we chatted for a bit shared photos and enjoyed the music.  It’s fun meeting people with a similar interest and always great to share a passion for photography.

Dallas Sutherland and Andrew Valentine

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Dallas Sutherland

1 comment:

  1. Nice shots J! I like the play of light and shadow here.