…more BDO

February 8, 2010

BDO2

…more shots from 2010 BDO taken for Virtual Festivals in the UK.

www.virtualfestivals.com

BTW…..Big THANKS to Team Digital for the Nik Software trial….I am loving it. I used Dfine to help reduce some of the noise in the darker shots as the ISO was pumped up a fair bit and it was very easy to use with a nice result.  Think I might be investing in the whole suite! 

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Festival Season

February 8, 2010

BDO

Every year I’m lucky enough to shoot the Perth leg of the Big Day Out. And every year as I’m dripping in sweat, fighting gangs of sweaty youths (who all want their photo taken – to which I reply I have the wrong lens on…even if I have the right lens on!), and generally burning to a crisp in the shade-less pit known as Claremont showground, I ask myself if I am getting too old to shoot this gig.

But once we get going and we’re in the pit and the bands are ‘going off’ and the lights are flashing I realise why I do it.  I love the challenge of getting a well composed shot in such diverse conditions. From glaring sun during the day to next to no light for the headliners, it’s a constant battle to grab a sharp shot with whatever light the strobes are shooting out at any given minute…add in the smoke machine and the challenge is on!

Will I go back next year? Hell yeah.