Arkiris @ Brasserie du Quercorb. April 2016
This was a first for me on a couple of things. I’ve never shot a live band on film (unless you count this haha) and also I’ve never shot on such fast film before. Bearing in mind low light with spotlights and the fact that this was an exercise in braintraining my Decisive Moment muscle, I set the iso to 1600 and kept at f4 or f2.8 which allowed me to shoot handheld, mostly at 1/60. So that’s the geeky stuff out of the way then.
The place was rammed and I was quite nervous about flitting about in front of the musicians and annoying them, obscuring the audience’s view or just generally being a distraction. I noticed some beautiful details like the way the light caught harpist Sarah’s eyelashes, or the beads of sweat collecting on the singer’s facial fuzz but I just couldn’t get in close enough to capture them. Or maybe I need to learn to be more confident and become less invasive and just take the shot. Despite my anxiousness, I burnt through the 36 exposure roll in a jiffy, then developed it in Ilford LC29, also a first time thing. I was very happy that all the frames had pretty good exposures and I love the resulting grain, mood and high contrast.
Nikon FE | Ilford Delta 3200@1600