Portrait: The beginning

This weekend, I had the pleasure of getting to be an event photographer. It was one of the most fun things I have done in a long time and I was totally not expecting it. Here’s what happened (in a nutshell): My friend Matt (shown here) is in a band called The Firebird 4000 Project and I went to go see their recent show. I brought along the Nikon D80 just because I thought that a concert venue might be fun to photograph. Then when I got there, The Firebird 4000 Project got really excited and told me to go ahead and photograph the entire show! It was fun. It was a really good experience I think because it showed me how much I have grown as a photographer. I was comfortable with my camera, whirling dials, pressing buttons, and even changing lenses mid-show. I was purely focusing on how to make whatever shot the best it could be. How should I frame this? Where should my subject be? What should be in focus? How much depth of field should I have? I ran all around the band trying to get some group shots and individual shots of each of the members. And I took over 100 pictures… I can’t wait to play event photographer again (whenever that is…)
You’re probably thinking to yourself right now that this picture up there looks more like a portrait than a picture from a concert and you are right. This is pre-show. But tomorrow is when the real fun begins…

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