I am a landscape and nature photographer. So what the heck was I doing photographing musicians at a music benefit this past weekend?
The answer is easy, I love music, I was keen on making images of the performers and it was a benefit concert held at Legacy Guitar and Coffee House to help out victims of the 2013 Alberta Floods.
How hard could it be? Hmmm… famous last words eh? I now have a new appreciation for concert photographers. Sure it is easy to point your camera at a musician and snap an image that is in focus and properly exposed. But what about capturing story, mood and the essence of the performer? That is the hard part. I am not there yet but like anything ‘practice makes perfect’ so you can be sure I will be back at live music events this summer with camera in hand trying to make a memorable moment.
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