Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Devine Intervention-Live

Our youth director at church is also a musician. Last Sunday night, his band "Devine Intervention" held a concert to raise funds for our summer mission trip. Of course Chris, our youth director, had a special interest in raising money for our kids, but the other guys were there purely out of kindness and generosity. Thanks guys!!!



The music was great. Very upbeat and modern. I know that Devine Intervention plays venues near and far at every opportunity. If they are in your area, I urge you to check them out. If anyone is interested in booking them for a concert let me know, and I can put you in touch.



Never having had the opportunity to photograph a concert I decided to give it a try last Sunday night. In addition to the existing light in the fellowship hall, I used a single speedlight that was fired wirelessly using the Canon STE2 transmitter. The speedlight was located on the other side and in front of the stage from me. It provided some additional light, but also threw many interesting shadows on the walls in some of the photos. For processing, I used some common Lightroom presets and then applied an assortment of textures in Photoshop to add an edgy grunge appearance.



3 comments:

Elaine said...

Are you enjoying the STE2? It looks like you're making some creative use out of it! Very cool processing! Love the perspective on that last shot.

Jeff said...

Thanks Elaine! Yes I am enjoying the STE2. I shot the last one from a side door to the stage located behind the violinist. The flash was located about 25 feet in front and to the left of him. I knew it would be my favorite of the night when I saw it on the LCD. The processing was done this way for a number of reasons, but mainly just to make the photos look cool. Our fellowship hall is a bit bland in decor...at least as a live music setting...so I thought I would just spice things up a bit.

Thanks for visiting!

Anonymous said...

Dude, you are so multi-talented. Im blessed to know you. The poster is so cool! I def want a copy possibly to use for our promo. I look forward to working with you both artistically and spiritually...i know they go hand in hand, bro. Peace