I went to the Lagan Sessions last year and, apart from really enjoying the music, got a great opportunity to try gig photography.
At the time I struggled – my 400D wasn’t up to the task of low light photography. ISO 400 and above was just noise and blur and nonsense. I don’t think it’s right to use flash at something like this.
Well, last night I went back with my new 5Dmk2 body. I’m still getting the hang of it – I only realised in the middle of the gig I still didn’t know how to record video… I still had some noise issues to contend with, but since I was shooting at ISO4000 I’m not going to complain.
Thanks to Steve, Dave and the artists for letting me intrude and take photographs. Photography aside, it’s a lovely way to spend a Sunday night listening to some great, original, music.