Gregory Waldron  

Concert Photography - Remembering Pre Covid Fun by Gregory Waldron

February 2021 - Concert Photography - Remembering Pre Covid Fun

February 2021 - Gregory Waldron


February 2021 - Gregory Waldron

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About the Image(s)

This image was taken with a 50mm lens at F3.5, shutter speed 1/60 of a second, and ISO 1600. The image is of Johnny Contardo who was a former lead singer for the 70's group, Sha Na Na. This photo was taken at an Oldies Rock n Roll concert as part of a Caribbean Cruise. My intent was to try to capture a moment in time, and use the stage lighting to add to the atmosphere. I played with putting an old photo in the upper corner, but thought that the image could stand on its own merit.

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11 comments posted

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Hi Greg, great capture in what is often a very difficult environment. Colour seem accurate and detail is very good, and shadows handled very well. I agree with your choice to let the image stand alone. The drums add to the environment giving concept. Well composed image.
The only suggestion I might make, if it was my image, would be to leave the crop oak is but bring some. I'd the stage lighting effect, top left, down into your image, not much just a small amount. Again well captured and presented image.   Posted: 02/01/2021 16:45:07
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Thanks for suggestions and comments.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 02/04/2021 23:36:19

John W Whitt   John W Whitt
Hi, Greg. Boy, this is a REALLY GOOD capture!!! These venues are INSANE!!! The lighting comes from multiple sources each with its own color temperature and so white balance, unless you use a color checker, is ALWAYS problematic. I have no suggestion on improving this image taken under VERY adverse conditions. NICE JOB!!!   Posted: 02/04/2021 09:54:26
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Thanks for your feedback.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 02/04/2021 23:37:16

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
What a great angle you had! I can only imagine what it takes to get a capture an image such as this but the end result is superb. Keeping the older photo out of the mix and darkening the spotlight in the flooring were both good ideas. Shadows are pretty dark on the face of the bass drum (better in the orig 2) but otherwise the overall tone is spot on. Again, impressive capture.   Posted: 02/05/2021 13:09:42
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Thanks for your feedback. The image was taken at one of the smaller venues on a cruise ship so I was able to get pretty much eye level. It was an exercise in timing the spot light on the performer. I took a number of images, and this one had the right lighting with a good expression.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 02/15/2021 16:53:52

Quang Phan   Quang Phan
I know this image is not easy to capture while it is on stage and multiple light source from anywhere. It is a excellent image. I love it. Nice job. I like the blue and red stage backlight from original image #2, if you could copy it to your main effect it would create more attractive. (in PS, patch with replace). You must have a good time with musics at this event! Thanks   Posted: 02/13/2021 21:35:30
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Thank you for your feedback. I like your suggestion to patch in the blue and red stage backlight. I have been on a few of these music cruises, and they are a lot of fun. Besides the good music they entertainers are fellow passenger and you get to interact with them when they are off stage. Johnny Contardo have become friendly over the years.
The image was taken on a smaller venue on a cruise ship so I was able to get almost eye level. I took a few test shots with the warm up act to get my exposure correct. From there it was timing the spot light on the performer with a good expression. All in all it was great music with a nice photography opportunity.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 02/15/2021 17:03:49

Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
The 50 mm Lens is probably too short to shoot people on the stage. Probably I would like to take the top of half body because the low half of the body looks not so good.

I like the picture of the original 2 - the environment looks much better.

It is just my opinion.   Posted: 02/18/2021 09:36:21

Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Thanks for your feedback.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 02/18/2021 09:55:02

Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Hi Greg,
greetings my friend,

A different types of image that you have shared. Like Tom says you brought the image "stand alone" from the original.
That way you have highlighted the artist and I like the way you played with the lights on the artist. The drums at the background just complementing the environment.
Truly we miss the pre-covid fun that we used to have.
I hope the fun days will be back soon.
Thanks for sharing.

Stay safe.
Kamal   Posted: 02/28/2021 13:54:44