Live Photography, (c) 2012 by Peter Orozco
Live Performance Photography
Live performance photography is my life. Not really, but it is one of the principal types of photography I do these days. Photographing a live show is a challenge. People are moving about, and framing a shot is often difficult because of movement in the crowd and movement onstage. The lighting is constantly changing, and low light levels make getting adequate exposure a challenge. Often the lighting will change dramatically from very low to very bright intensity, or change color, or a performer will move and throw off your focus or stray outside the frame, or someone in the crowd will suddenly get in the way and ruin the shot. Patience and attentiveness are prerequisites. Photographing a live show also takes a quick finger and a rapid reaction time. You have to be quick on your feet and with the camera, and be familiar with your equipment and how to use it. You must also be ready to accept the fact that a high percentage of shots may not come out the way you intended. In the end, though, the results can sometimes be extremely satisfying. This area of the site showcases some of what I've captured in the time since my first experience photographing a live show in March 2007.
I am always on the lookout for good local bands to photograph.
Roxi of Silver Loves Mercury, by PAO Productions
Roxi of Silver Loves Mercury, by PAO Productions
Roxi of Silver Loves Mercury, by PAO Productions
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