A bit of Old School magic
Last Sunday was the first time in two years I saw my favorite band Tanzwut again. You have to know that this is a German band (from Berlin) and that they don't play that often in the Netherlands. Two years ago I went to Hidesheim to see them play on
a Metal festival. The actual last time they visited the Netherlands was on December 28th, 2011.
Long story a bit shorter. Since they were playng in a club professional cameras and those with changeable lenses are not allowed. My camera is not professional but one of my lenses is. And although my camera can change lenses most of the time (like never) I can enter everywhere with a normal lens. And that was the beginning of a whole new experience.
So I went Old School with my 14-42mm F/3.5-5.6. This is the moment. The only time you can make some awesome photos of your favorite band. Yeah! Well, not really. The quality of this lens is a lot lower than my now most used telelens (50-200mm F/2.8-3.5).
Since I am not used to metal concerts in a small club with extreme lights or no lights and on top a singer... well, it is a miracle if he pauses for 5 seconds... Horrible photos as a result. I was very glad I had some Lightroom courses. With a little black and white magicthere suddenly appeared some nice work.
I was most happy with the experience of the larger range of a small lens. This was the very first time I made photos of an entire person and not only a head or a head and body. It is very much possible that I will make more from these photos from now on. And black & white photos as well. I am getting the hang of it and sometimes it is more strengthfll than a color photo.
From now on ging Old School from time to time is not boring. It helps you reflect on your skills and it will make you a better photographer!
For some more photos of Tanzwut go to the Concerts area!