Tim’s Daily Photo #19- More Than a Feeling

The Daily Photo #19- January 19th, 2016.

By Tim Neumann of Softlite Studios.com

More Than a Feeling

I have followed and photographed Fat Dog for a number of years and I can’t think of a time where I have had more fun shooting artists at work. In addition to being a great group of guys, the passion and commitment they bring to their performances is infectious and it’s clearly noted by all those that come to see them.

Gear used:

Shooting bands, in bars, is always a challenging prospect, with lighting being the biggest and continually changing variable in the mix. I typically shoot these images in Auto White Balance and let the colors fall where they may. I set the ISO to get me shutter speeds that are likely to freeze most of the motion, but maybe leave just a little bit of blur in faster moving sections of the image (drummers hands/sticks, guitar players hands, etc.), but still mostly capture facial expressions cleanly. A good music performance is usually about expression and the movement of the music, I like to capture some essences of both.

Apertures are more often than not wider open, or pretty close to it. Don’t need a lot of depth of field in most of the shots and more often than not, I want that background separation from the subject that a narrow depth of field provides.

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TJ Hansen

Photographer at MPEX.com

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