Earlier this week I was invited along to a gig night at a local college. Typically these events are fairly dark affairs requiring low shutter speeds and high ISO. For me that meant packing the Fuji X-T1 and 50-140mm f2.8 zoom to give me the best chance of capturing some images.
When I arrived I was pleasantly surprised to find the students had also decided to provide lots of coloured lights on stage, not subtle lighting but it was going to make my task somewhat easier and it was certainly better than many of the pub bars where musicians tend to play.
It was billed as an acoustic gig night and on that front I really enjoyed the performances of two female singer/songwriters, Sally Hamriding and Charlotte Lily. One of my favourite artists at the moment is Lucy Rose, her first album is one I still play regularly. Sally and Charlotte may only just be setting off on their music journey but both impressed with their own songs and it would be great to think they may have their own album out one day. I’ll be watching out for these young singers on the gig circuit and hope to catch them again soon.
The camera was set on Auto ISO with values varying between around 800 and 2000. The minimum shutter speed was set to 1/160.