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Boys in the band- lets see yours

Discussion in 'Herman's Genres' started by AzPete, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. AzPete

    AzPete Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    Anyone have shots of bands or rock n rollers. I have a son in Phoenix in a band called
    Ti22 that are doing pretty well.. I think. I do go to listen to them every once in a while
    taking my camera and being brave enough to go to the front of the stage area.

    My son is the one with his back to the camera... very shy - go figure.





    thanks for taking a peek!
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Pete, I am so glad that you've posted these! I've never seen all of them before and think they're fantastic. I hope that these guys get copies of your photos because I really mean it - they're great. Do they have a website because if they do - your photos should be on there!

    Can you tell us anything about the actual process of taking them, besides having the chutzpah to go up there and do it? As in film speed...um, I mean to write ISO? Are these with the Olympus PEN?
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  3. AzPete

    AzPete Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    Thanks BB, these particular shots were from my very first ep1. I used asa of 3200 I believe. It was what ever was the highest amount was. I have really no particular way to shoot at these events.
    You just need the courage :rolleyes:  to go to the front of the line and hope no one bangs you around. Because they are jumping and head banging. So far I lived thru each one.

    My secret to a great photo - close my eyes and hope it turns out great.


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  4. Wally Billingham

    Wally Billingham Regular

    Nov 27, 2010
    Laurel, MD
    cool thread and nice band shots Pete. When I worked for the newspaper I used to shoot a bunch of shows. I still do from time to time. These are some of my faves from the past few years

    This is Larry from Styx
    STYX in Concert by eye of wally, on Flickr

    This is Randy Threet of the Outlaws
    Randy Threet of the Outlaws by eye of wally, on Flickr

    This is Mark from local Pittsburgh band "The Letter Black" shot on Eastman 5222 (AKA Kodak Double X) 35mm film
    The Letter Black by eye of wally, on Flickr

    The Letter Black by eye of wally, on Flickr

    and Brian "Head" Welch from the band Korn
    Creation Festival by eye of wally, on Flickr
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  5. AzPete

    AzPete Veteran

    Dec 24, 2010
    nice job there Wally and thanks for the shots
  6. Inspiring photos! I used to be involved in the music scene. Wouldn't mind getting back into it but armed with a camera instead of an axe* this time. Well, maybe the axe** too but don't have the time right now.

    * By axe, I mean a piano/keyboard.

    ** By axe here, I also mean the bass since I've acquired about 5 or 6 of them since I officially left the music scene.
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  7. ajramirez

    ajramirez Hall of Famer

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Some band rehearsal shots:







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  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Wally and Antonio - thank you! I like seeing these different moments. It's fun being a virtual groupie because I don't need that courage you mention, Pete. I've never been a musician, though I did take piano lessons when I was a youngster but once I played along with a band...one of the members taught me how to play several chords and notes on a bass fiddle (it was a bluegrass band), and I will never forget the magic I felt. It was something I'd never felt before. I envy those who are musicians. It has to be an addictive.

    Great power in these shots from the wild to the pensive.
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  9. silverbullet

    silverbullet Regular

    Oct 20, 2010
    ahhhh, good to see this music in action!
    In the 90s I tried to play guitar. From Fenders to Heritage, from Ibanez to Paul Reed Smith and Rickenbacker - nothing worked "It's the intrument thatt makes the music, dude..." For this money I should have got Hassies or Graflex, or, or.......:-(

    BTW the colour shot of the tattooed arm and the lovely Les Paul is terrific!
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  10. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Now for something from a different era - circa 1965/66.

    That's me, my now wife and then drummer, and my brother. Very clean cut.

    Second shot is us looking moody taken in the practice room built from a converted shed in our backyard.
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  11. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Bill, thank you!!! :friends:

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