This festival in Manchester is lovingly run by metal enthusiasts and band members, great atmosphere. This is what metal is all about, lots of passion and community.
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I love festivals, they’re also amazing opportunities for photographers. Not only can you take photos of dozens of bands in one day, but the opportunities for photos of interesting people is endless. Here’s my breakdown of some of the festivals I went to in 2005:
However, you’ll be able to use flash with almost any band that hasn’t hit the big time. But don’t just flick the inbuilt pop-up flash and fire away, you’ll get bad looking snapshots.
You must use a good external flash capable of bounce and swivel. Don’t point the flash directly at the performers, bounce the light off ceilings and walls. This gives a much more natural effect, direct flash is the work of the devil and looks terrible.
I met a pro photographer recently who carries around a reflector (circular reflective material that folds down), and he bounces his flash off the reflector and onto the performers. Very good idea.
Other people attach a diffuser onto their flash.
I personally hold the camera in my right hand, and hold the flash in my left which is connected by the PC Sync socket. It’s a cheap flash but it works like a charm, I thoroughly recommend it. It’s a Sunpak 383. Here are photos taken using this method:
Burden of Reality
The Seventy 7s