Saturday, March 29, 2008

Bit of mooooosic!!

Went to a friends 50th birthday party on Saturday and they had a fantastic live band playing.

I was also asked to be official photographer for the evening, nerve wracking, but really pleased with some of the shots I took.

Anyway, I'll post up some of the band shots for you.

These are notoriously difficult shots to do as there is low light and lots of movement. I didn't fair too well with my kit lens last time so I tried with my 50mm 1.8 on this time and boy, what a difference. I had to up the ISO which the D80 doesn't cope with particularly well at ISO 500 and over but I ran the images through Neat Image to help out a bit.

Over on the Photography forum they suggest I go a bit grainy so here is an alternative.

I actually quite like the grainy effect.....but as another alternative Alan on Toggers also edited a couple of my RAW files and got a more natural skin tone version here:

Anyways, a bit more practice in Photoshop me thinks!

Catch you soon peeps.


traceyr said...

Looks like you had fun Di. What are the band called?

Rosie (Freycob) said...

So you were the photographer and not the groupie then Di?

Nat said...

Look good to me! looks like you had a good night! xx

Di said...

Thanks peeps.

They are called the Trevor John Band Tracey