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Otep of Otep...duh!...Shot @ Pop's in Sauget, IL

First, the show ROCKED hard, band was great and seemed to not only have a great sense of humor to go along with their creative anarchy, but to just be some great folks to know.

I was lucky enough to be their guest for the show with a photo pass. Did not get me behind the barrier for some safer close up shots. I shot from within the crowd and off to the sides of the stage.

I shot about 90% of the night with manual focus lenses on my DSLR. I have about 200 shots from Tuesday night to edit, but I wanted to get at least one up tonight.

I do NOT use flash during live performance shoots, it is not how the artist intended for you to see them or the show and it takes away from the feel of a live shot most of the my opinion. In the future I want to have some units I can setup to match the lighting being used by the band so I can get some better shutter speeds at lower ISO's to cut down on the noise/grain.

Sorry guys no autographs this time around, maybe on some prints from this shoot though :) Otep has a standing invitation to come to my studio for a shoot anytime they are in town.

Band: Otep
Location: Pop's in Sauget, IL
Equipment: Canon 350D w/Canon 28-135mm IS USM AF, Helios 44M 58mm f/2.0 manual focus lens

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OLoboCanta Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
whoa, i love the effect. totally matches her ;)
TanyaSimpson Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
The contrast, I like it :) This is such a strong image. It looks loud, if that makes sense. When I was at college a guy I knew did lots of lith prints of live music photos, and this has the same sort of feeling as those. Beautiful.
krash Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
That is exactly what I was trying to get across, her raw power on stage, she puts everything she has into a performance and I thought the image captured it, but when I pumped up the contrast a bit it screamed as hard as she does.

at least that is what I think :)

She was flooded in almost nothing but red light, so it was not to far a leap to this image. A very small tweak and it was there, so that is why it is not in the darkroom section.
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Shutter Speed
1/80 second
Focal Length
50 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 6, 2007, 8:59:06 PM


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