Concert, Festival, Photography

CIRCLE II CIRCLE @ Progpower USA XIV Preparty

Zack Stevens

Circle II Circle performs Savatage’s classic “Wake Of Magellan” during the Progpower USA XIV pre-party at Atlanta’s Center Stage Theater.

Christian Wentz

Mitch Stewart

Bill Hudson

Zak Stevens

Henning Wanner

Bill Hudson

Adam Sagan

Zak Stevens / Bill Hudson

Adam Sagan

Zak Stevens

Bill Hudson

Christian Wentz

Zak Stevens / Bill Hudson

Circle II Circle

Bill Hudson

Zak Stevens

Bill Hudson

Zak Stevens

Adam Sagan

Bill Hudson

Christian Wentz  / Mitch Stewart

Zak Stevens / Bill Hudson

Zak Stevens

Bill Hudson

Mitch Stewart

Christian Wentz / Mitch Stewart

Zak Stevens

Photographer Notes:

Lighting that you cannot control is an interesting thing particularly in a live concert environment. LD’s positioned at the soundboard have a much different perspective to lighting than the audience (except for those positioned in the same parallel to the stage as the LD). Lighting ratios, inverse square law, and something I need to research in terms of distance from camera sensor to stage and artist and the effect on exposure and contrast from 3 feet away vs 50 feet away 250 feet way, etc – I’m sure it is a parallel inverse square law calculation but don’t know the mathematics of it…yet.

Shooting was limited to the first three only for this set from the pit – though I did have the luxury of stage access which was important for an encore in which Zak Stevens commanded the drums for a cover of the Iron Maiden classic “The Trooper”. Exposures fell about 1/200 F2.8 ISO6400 to 1/320 F3.2 ISO5000. While challenging, the light was some of the more contrasty of the fest as opposed to an overall flat or highly backlit presentation which always makes for greater artist “pop” and thus better live photos.

PG
Allen Ross Thomas is an Atlanta, Ga based music industry photographer available for concert, promotional, portrait, and editorial coverage for local bands, national tours, multi-day festivals, and international music events.

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