The concert started at 7:00, and I was running a few minutes behind. I rushed up the grandstand steps, brought up the rear of my three other siblings, found my seat. Only, I’ve never really enjoyed sitting down much during a concert, so I remained standing. Just listened for about 10 minutes. Enjoyed the music, the stories. Then, I unclipped the straps on my bag and removed my camera. Second time in the grandstand, now with a 70-300mm lens. I set up my camera and snapped a few photos. I listened. I watched. I took a few more photos.
And that’s basically what I do at a concert.
Joel and Luke of for KING & COUNTRY. Two brothers, along with a mess of instrumentalists and an awesome drum that’s probably been banged on a lot in its lifetime. They’re full of funny stories, and at times they find a place to introduce a very moving story that off-sets the bright atmosphere in an inspiring way. And the words “O wise one” have become a regular phrase in my vocabulary (due to a story about one of the members getting married.).
Since life is short and I tend to not enjoy life as much as I should, I enjoyed the concert while still taking many photos. Now, it would be a different story if I had 3 songs to photograph in the photo pit, but this is how I live life when I have a ticket to a concert.
This photo is one of my personal favorites…
And another personal favorite…This one was taken as Luke walked up the grandstand with his drums. I darkened the photo enough to erase all the people (and, boy, there were a lot of people!), then converted it to Black and White. Best photo of the night.
I didn’t remember taking this photo of the cymbalist until after I looked through my photos after the concert. He’d jumped around the stage, banging those cymbals together like no tomorrow! I have learned that the cymbalists, guitarists and *even the drummers* are equally important in concert photography, not just the main singers (however amazing they are already). Keeping an eye on the background musicians is a good idea, especially when you have a passionate character like for KING & COUNTRY’s cymbalist!
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And thank you to for KING & COUNTRY for the amazing night of stories and songs! It was a blast!
All for One, one for all.