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[GPP] Junktion 7, Nottingham - Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
kneeshooter
kneeshooter
[GPP] Junktion 7, Nottingham
The Ghost of Lemora also played, but I had to run so didn't get a chance to see them.

Screaming Banshee Aircrew


Abigail's Mercy


Opinions, offers of work etc. always welcome.
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venta From: venta Date: February 15th, 2005 09:18 am (UTC) (Link)
OK, I'm going to give in and ask.

Why is it that you take all of your gig photos at such an angle ? Obviously, it's not always going to be possible to take photos dead square-on, but it alawys seems as if the angle is something you deliberately go for ?

I'm just curious :)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: February 15th, 2005 09:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, to start with I don't :-P

I think it was about the time of Nick Cave last year when I was having such problems getting him to stay still that I caught a few at an angle and liked the look.

I've tried "going straight" again a bit since, but using the hypotenuse length maximises use of screen estate, and I think makes the viewer "look" more at the image.

Maximising the amount the figure fills the image also removes background - which in the case of Junktion 7 was very, very dull.

Now of course you're going to point out that the straight ones work better :-)
venta From: venta Date: February 15th, 2005 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I wasn't going to say the straight ones were necessarily better, no :) However, if I'm looking at an entire page of photos, it is a bit strange if they're all tilted over (even if each individual photo is better for it). If people are going to be looking at the whole collections often, I'd include a few more straighties just for variety :)

(PS I have no artistic judgement and should probably be ignored.)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: February 15th, 2005 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)
I appreciate all opinions. I'll be happy people are looking at the whole collection :-)

I think the Abigail's Mercy set is probably worse for that than the SBA one this time around.

I'll try some more straighties tonight assuming I actually get into the gig...
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: February 15th, 2005 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)
One more reason - the BBC like their landscapes - and it's kinda a way to get a "more portraity landscape" that's better framed.

(I'm bound to think of more...)
sapphrine From: sapphrine Date: February 15th, 2005 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)
you doing nightwish tonight then? :)
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: February 15th, 2005 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Fingers crossed. I've got to make a phone-call later to confirm.
sapphrine From: sapphrine Date: February 15th, 2005 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)
may be there, depends on things also :)
kathbad From: kathbad Date: February 15th, 2005 09:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Stunning pictures, as usual.
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: February 15th, 2005 09:29 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm so predictable I know... ;-)
kathbad From: kathbad Date: February 15th, 2005 10:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah. Please take some bad ones for comparison *g*
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: February 15th, 2005 09:51 am (UTC) (Link)
ant_girl's got such an ace grin! I like the two smiling ones. Rare for you to take pics where people are smiling!
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: February 15th, 2005 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Rare for people to smile at me you mean? ;-)

And yes, I like those.
nyarbaggytep From: nyarbaggytep Date: February 15th, 2005 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
No, I mean your photos are rarely of people's emotions/characters. Mine are much more so when I know the person I'm snapping, so I guess same could apply here. You have a very good eye for light and composition - which makes you an excellent gig photographer, I think you'd struggle more as a portrait photographer as you do not have the same brilliance with that yet.

People do rarely smile at you too of course :) - oops, destroyed own point by smiling.
dreamfire From: dreamfire Date: February 15th, 2005 02:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've said it before and I'll say it again to see if people agree with me.

I still think you are displaying too many images and its stopping you make the transition from good to great. what Cam said above about not seeing people's emotions is part of it - but actually you do take pics which show the bands feelings/nature etc sometimes - they just get lost in the mass.
I think it might also solve the "too much slant" issue...

Get yourself a photo editor if you can't kill your own babies!
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: February 15th, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well volunteered! Are you cheap?

You're right of course, both that I put too many up and that I can't kill my own babies.

I am going to redesign the site after skiing season and have a much "tighter" portfolio area and then an archive section with dumps of all the pics from a gig.
dreamfire From: dreamfire Date: February 15th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
No - you have to cull the "dumps" as well. No more than 10 photos from any gig. That way you're weaker shots are not seen, and you enhance the image of the band.

And I'd be a poor subsitute for a photo ed. Visual expression is not my strong point. I'll do it if you can't find someone else but I suggest looking for a photographer/mentor
kneeshooter From: kneeshooter Date: February 15th, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
10!
10?!

I'll see what I can find.
gaius_octavian From: gaius_octavian Date: February 15th, 2005 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I agree, and I have the same problem myself, there's the urge to display a sequence of pictures that document the show or event from start to finish, whereas what I really should be doing is just picking images - if I get any - that stand on their own.

On the subject or orientation, I turn so that an element, like a mic stand or a guitar neck is horizontal or vertical sometimes. HC-B was very into geometry, he would evaluate his photos by looking at them upside down and seeing if they were still pleasing shapes!
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