As part of my collaboration with GigGuide.tw, the full review and photos for this set are now available there. Below I’ve posted a few select photos from the batch and of course, my photographer’s notes and gear information. For the complete set of photos and full review of The Hunger Artist (飢餓藝術家) performance, see my full review on GigGuide.
Oh yeah, this is where things got interesting: I got let into the photo pit. Up until this point, I’d never been in a photo pit (at least not shooting) at a venue with a proper stage, so I was pretty stoked. Not having to watch my step all the time and having an expanded freedom of movement was absolute heaven. That being said, I just want to thank the people at Legacy for letting me in without a prior request (that little discussion took place in a break between bands playing).
I’m glad I asked when I did, because the last three bands of the night is where things really started moving. While that damnable projection was still in place to essentially kill any shots of the drummer, the rest of the lighting got brought up another notch and was a helluva lot more interesting. Of course, being able to get low and at any angle meant a lot more flexibility with lights. I tried to pick spots where I could shoot members of the band with a lighting from both sides, giving photos a lot more dimensionality than usually possible. And of course, since I was allowed to move in for the kill, I started using my 24mm and 50mm a lot more at this point. I kind of regret that I was so excited about shooting in the pit that I didn’t milk it for every last ounce, but I made up for that later.
Nikon D7000 (Amazon)
Nikon AF 24mm f/2.8D (Amazon)
Nikon AF 50mm f/1.4D (Amazon)
Nikon AF 80-200mm f/2.8D (Amazon)