Just got back from my first foray into the world of music photography… it was the school’s annual Battle of the Bands… aka, who can be the loudest AND have the most distortion. Actual musical talent not necessarily required. Half the bands were of the unskilled screamo variety; two were your run-of-the-mill singing guy, screaming girls variety (one extraordinarily tone-deaf); and one actually pretty good, guitar technique-wise. One of the drummers was pretty awesome too. Other than that, though… the lighting was extremely subpar, even for a concert (which notoriously have terrible lighting, photog-wise).
Also, a tip: don’t wear slightly-too-small 5-inchers for a 3-hour-long photog gig. Just not a good idea.
I’ll put what few photos I got that actually worked on here soon… as for now, c’est l’heure de dormir pour moi. Bon soir!