So on Tuesday worlds collide when The Trotskies play Ruby Tuesday.
It’s their last Melbourne show before the tour (holy heck I am excited) and they will be playing some new tracks.
We are also raising money for the World’s Greatest Shave so come along!
Get on it Melbourne !!!
It took me ALOT of practice to get the settings right because nobody ever told me what settings I was supposed to be shooting at. One person I learnt a lot from was a music photographer called Jared Polin. If you search up his name on youtube/google he’s got tonnes of tutorials for budding music photographers and he’s got some free e-guides that you can download too. Personally, I always set my ISO first based on how much light there is in a venue and what kind of light there is. I’d say around the 800-3200 mark is a good starting point and if your camera can handle higher ISO’s then go for it if need be. I then change my f.stop. I’m a sucker for bokeh/depth of field so I will ALWAYS use the shallowest depth of field because 1. it means i get more light and 2. i get much better looking pictures in terms of dof. Then there’s shutter speed. That’s the one I can’t really tell you what to use because it’s different every single time. I change my shutter speed like 5-6 times during one song because artists are always moving away or slowing down etc. I’d say 160th is the base point for me.
I started out just bringing my camera to all the gigs that I used to go to. It was hard because I’d have to sneak in a really big camera. Eventually, I started to think that my photos weren’t half bad so I began looking around for local websites/publications and sent dozens of emails around asking if I could shoot for them. Thankfully, one (Australian Musician Network) said yes and I still shoot for them now. I’m currently working for 3 other music websites, a radio company and I do a lot of freelance work too! x