Monday, February 1, 2010

Absolute Vengeance at Growlers

Last Saturday night, after talking about it for at least a year, I finally took the opportunity to see a friend's band called Absolute Vengeance. The show was at a small venue/bar in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and while the music isn't necessarily my speed, the show itself was great, as the guys in the band are certainly talented.

Shooting at a smaller venue typically means low light, and this show was no exception. The conditions weren't ideal, but I think I was able to get a few decent shots. As always, more can be found on Flickr.

I also took the opportunity during this show to attempt a new shooting style, using a longer exposure with a "rear" flash (which essentially means the camera waits until the shutter is about to close before it fires the flash). I've seen images taken in a similar fashion and the results can be pretty sweet, and since most larger venues do not allow the use of a flash, I thought I would try it out here.

As you can see, I wasn't too successful (this was the best of 20 or 30 shots I took this way). I left the shutter open entirely too long and I couldn't find the right combination of exposure, ISO and flash speed. Hopefully I'll have another opportunity (and more time) to test this out in the future. Practice makes perfect, right?