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First gig!

cardiffgareth
Posted 25/04/2016 - 00:29 Link
My best friends daughter was playing her first gig yesterday at the tender age of 6! OMG she is such a natural, even undertaking all the solo parts without being asked!

Here a few shots I took on the night. All K5ii & DA* 16-50mm

1. Jamming
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IMGP4687 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

2. Solo
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IMGP4693 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

3. Solo Mono
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IMGP4697 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

4. First Time
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IMGP4703 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

5. The Main Act!
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IMGP4706 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

6. Relieved!
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IMGP4718 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr

7. Relieved Mono
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IMGP4718-2 by Gareth Williams, on Flickr
Gareth Williams ARPS

My outfit: K1ii - Pentax D FA 24-70mm f2.8 - Pentax DA* 300mm f4 - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm f1.4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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bwlchmawr
Posted 25/04/2016 - 06:13 Link
A lovely set, Gareth,
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
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K10D
Posted 25/04/2016 - 07:42 Link
Very well photographed Gareth. Great detail and light balance. The mono conversions also work well.

Best regards
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
vic cross
Posted 25/04/2016 - 08:34 Link
Very nice Gareth. Both the Colour and the B&W.
Have you seen "Is this true" by FatherTed.
Some years ago I did a gig for a friend and there were children in it. All that happened was the parents wanted copies. It's a sad world.
I didn't see you at the Cardiff flower show.
CHEERS Vic.
Born again biker with lots of Pentax bits. Every day I wake up is a good day. I'm so old I don't even buy green bananas.
cardiffgareth
Posted 25/04/2016 - 10:14 Link
Thanks all. Never really knew how hard the lighting would be to control and work with up until now so a new kudos found for all those concert photographers who display images that make it look all so simple!

Vic, just saw and commented

Never made it to the flower show, I wanted to go there but this year the RPS are local to me helping with panels if you want to go for a distinction, as is the Welsh Photographic society and they're both on weekends so had to prioritise to keep my good wife happy as I'm attending both hopefully this year!
Gareth Williams ARPS

My outfit: K1ii - Pentax D FA 24-70mm f2.8 - Pentax DA* 300mm f4 - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm f1.4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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Father Ted
Posted 25/04/2016 - 20:41 Link
Lovely set. Isn't music great for kids?
It is a shame that all people think when they see a camera is "child abuse".
So many memories to be lost.

I particularly like the last one.
Getting there! Thanks to you guys

Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.
cardiffgareth
Posted 26/04/2016 - 16:55 Link
Thanks all! The little girl is called Sophie and she is practically family to us so I was all good taken the images!
Gareth Williams ARPS

My outfit: K1ii - Pentax D FA 24-70mm f2.8 - Pentax DA* 300mm f4 - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Pentax FA 35mm - FA 50mm f1.4 - Tamron SP 90mm macro - Pentax AF 540 FGZ II

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davidstorm
Posted 27/04/2016 - 21:56 Link
Well done Gareth, these are really good. I think you've probably found out what a bugger the LED lights are - the photographer's worst enemy! Concert photography is definitely an acquired skill, I have my own formula for dealing with it and stick to what I know (shoot manual, set the exposure via test images and don't worry too much about variations in light which are inevitable).

I set my exposure quite low as the worst scenario is burn-out in bright areas, which is so easy to do with LED lights.

Again, well done with these, they are great.

Regards
David
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