Tuesday night jazz

by Stefan Fletcher June. 09, 2009 4426 views

I was still at the airport arriving from Paris when I received a call from the people who own the bar/restaurant you read about in this post [photoblog.com]. They liked what I did for them and asked for more, this time featuring their jazz artists.

This was last night's early work. I'm still going over the roughs. The place is a photographer's dream, but the lighting is a nightmare. The owner's idea of showcasing such vital necessities as jazz guitarists and booze is to hide them with the worst possible lighting. Maybe she wants to pique punters' curiosity. And of course, no tripod, but judging by my current performance with my latest toy (see the post for June 10), that's no great hardship.

Some of the comments from the first post about this place asked for atmosphere shots. This is an attempt at answering. I'm sorry I can't show the others. They're still very much works in progress and don't belong to me any more.

ISO 3200, taken with a 50 mm f/1.4

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Leah De Guzman Huete 10 years, 6 months ago

cool pics..

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Doris 10 years, 7 months ago

Yea, that looks like an evening in goos atmosphere!

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Thebronzebow 10 years, 7 months ago

I thought I recognized that place! Your pics turned out much better then mine... of course you were actually asked to take them. :) Did you enjoy the music?

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Michael Sakowicz 10 years, 7 months ago

Low light is always a nice ambiance for jazz gigs, but as you say, it is a photographers nightmare.

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Jarvo J 10 years, 7 months ago

Neat shots. I'm sure she'll be happy.

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Eric J H Joyce 10 years, 7 months ago

So you have a side job with perks. Nice set.

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