I recently shared a photograph that was difficult to capture, of the band Owel from New Jersey.
I mentioned that their lighting consisted of backlight and very little front light. I also mentioned another band, Gates, that was all backlight and no front light.
Talk about a tricky situation.
To capture this photograph I had to bump up my ISO to the Nikon D800’s limits. My shutter was slightly too long at 1/50 which made it difficult to capture a crisp still with the 85mm focal length. However, I got the job done and the backlit photograph is awesome. You can see one of the bulbs peaking through between the singer and bassist.
If you’re into indie bands I definitely recommend trying to see Gates when they’re playing near you. Visit the Gates website and listen to their music.
Thanks for reading and happy shooting,