Shooting a live concert is a fun challenge. Generally, you get to shoot the first three songs of the act and then you sit and watch the rest of the show. Depending on the venue and the performer, you can be really close or far away from the band.
This past weekend, I saw Neko Case with Margaret Glaspy opening at the Lincoln Theatre In Washington, D.C. With only about 10 minutes per performer, I had to shoot from the soundboard in the back of the theater. (This was a choice by the artist, not the venue, BTW.)
In many ways, this is one of the worst places to shoot, and I knew I would only get to use a few of the images. There was little room to roam — only a few steps in fact — which made it tough to vary the composition.
Here's what I got. I'm reasonably pleased.
See my review for Americana Highways on my Music: Live & Otherwise blog.