With this post, I’m happy to announce the beginning of my collaboration with GigGuide.tw. Going forward, any performance I review for GigGuide will be posted exclusively on that end. Don’t worry though, I’ll still be putting up a more strictly curated group of photos here on my blog, and there will always be a link to the appropriate page on GigGuide where you can find my complete review and more photos from each show. And for those of you more interested in the gear and photography notes, those will always be found in my blog posts here. For shows where I fly solo and shoot for myself, full reviews and all photos will still be here.
Of course, since I have the freedom to post on my blog at my own pace, there will be occasions where I beat GigGuide to publication. In that case, my post will keep the new format, but simply carry a message stating that the review hasn’t been posted. When it does get published, I’ll update my post with the link and then re-spam all of you on social media! So, until then, enjoy a couple of photos of Edney Yang, from Kaohsiung, playing at Legacy.
For the full set of photos and a review of the performance, please check out the complete article at GigGuide.tw.
The lighting for Edney Yang was just like it is for just about any big stage acoustic set: delicious. Nice bright light with no color cast meant that the first act of the evening was a cakewalk. Since it was my first time shooting at Legacy, though, I decided to play it safe and went with my default I-don’t-know-the-lights-in-this-place settings: 1/250 and f/2.8 @ ISO1600. Despite the fact that Legacy is a decently large venue, I still had trouble finding access to the front-middle area because of the crowd and the terribly-placed tables, so I stuck to my 80-200mm and the sides, pressing towards the center when the opportunity presented itself. My only real complaint and challenge was Edney Yang’s damned hat. Because even though there was delicious lighting, it was really hard to get his eyes in without blowing everything else out due to the shadow from his hat. Dragging the shutter and some Lightroom magic fixes that sometimes, but it’s still kind of a pain. Wow, now I really am getting lazy.
Nikon D7000 (Amazon)
Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D (Amazon)