It’s been five years since I’ve shot photos at a show. Something that used to be a regular part of my work kind of went by the wayside as I focused on other things. At one point I was the staff photographer at the now defunct Club Harry O’s in Park City, Utah which has gone through it’s share of owners, and now is called Park City Live. I got to see and shoot a lot of shows, in a very small venue, with full access anywhere, any time. This was something I certainly took for granted.
At home in Salt Lake City, Utah the Twilight Concert Series puts me in a spot to just show up and shoot with no worries of credentials, limits on how many songs to shoot from, etc. Just roam around with my gear amongst the music festival type crowd and crank the ISO on my new Canon 5D MK3. The new gear is simply amazing. Photographing shows usually involved a lot of noise in the photos at ISO 800 with my Canon EOS-1D MK2 back when I used to do this. Now with the 5D MK3 my photos at ISO 160,000 look like my old photos at ISO 800. It makes it a whole lot easier not trying to stop action with a 1/4 second exposure! Needless to say I had fun shooting this concert. The Twilight shows cost $5 to get in the doors, and anyone can bring in photo/video gear and shoot all you want. It was a perfect one to get back on it with the big name of NAS drawing a huge crowd.