Thread: The Potbelleez @ OneLove
12-17-2006, 03:50 AM #1
The Potbelleez @ OneLove
I took this shot a couple of weeks back while i was down at Tank nightclub in Sydney for OneLove. Some of my friends, The Potbelleez where having an awesome set that night and i scored a few good pics.
This is one i particularly liked... Had to squueze through a large crowd and jump up in the back of the dj booth to get this.... Used the flash with a slower than usual shutter speed so i could get the shot as well as the colours from the lighting. What do you think???
12-17-2006, 04:18 AM #2
nice. would like to see his face or the scene from the front. it looked like u rear synced your flash? or you slowed down ur shutter speed...right?"perfect is good enough"
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12-17-2006, 04:28 AM #3
That's excellent! How did you keep him in focus despite slowing down the shutter? Were you braced on something?
12-17-2006, 05:14 AM #4
12-17-2006, 05:54 AM #5i believe he used a flash, which would freeze motion in the image, then he slowed the shutter down to capture the ambient light
12-17-2006, 05:58 AM #6
with regards to this image - the top half of the image is strong for me but where it is a little weaker is the lower half where the flash is harsher and the shadows it creates are in effect. Not sure if you were using a built in flash or one that you could have bounced/diffused but a less direct flash might have helped keep the mood you've got going in the top half going down low.
Still - I like the effect and take a lot of similar shots at parties - they are always a lot of fun.
12-17-2006, 07:28 AM #7
Good call Darren... Gotta love that night-mode for this effect...
Being a trashbag photographer at nightclubs going manual can get difficult after all the drinks i have... So built in settings come in real handy.
I didn't brace myself... i never do for these kind of shots. Of course that means that sometimes they come out looking like complete sh*t. I have a pretty steady hand so as long as i don't get bumped the pic's usually come out pretty good... even when i'm off my face.
Oh and i was not able to use a bounce flash properly in this particular nightclub the roof is way too high, plus the walls are somewhat non-reflective in thise venue. I tried bouncing, but it was then too dark and the shutter delay was too long for me to actually get a clear shot.
For anyone who's interested in nightclub photo's you can check out more of my work on inthemix, australia's premier club/music website: http://www.inthemix.com.au/profile/SexyNinjaMonkey
But personally i think i'm a better rock photographer. Even though my personal favourite style is Urban.