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Published on December 8th, 2021 | by Content Admin


Photographic Society: December 2021 Report

Carol Henson, a local Northamptonshire photographer, was invited by her brother to photograph his band and it started a passion for standing in a music pit and capturing a moment at gigs and festivals. We learnt that the most important pieces of equipment were good noise cancelling earplugs as well as a fast lens and a camera that works well with low light. Lighting can be a real challenge. Carol now has her own media company (We bleed music media) to gain access to the front row to enable her to get those special action shots. Some musicians play to the camera whilst others totally ignore it. It was interesting to learn that most amateur photographers are only allowed to stay for three songs before having to move away from the stage. It sounded like quite hard work, the bands and artists always want to see the results and have the editorial decision for circulation, and very few pay for the images even if they use them for PR later, but it was obviously fun, and the results certainly portrayed that. Look on for some super images.

Our first meeting in 2022 is at the Adderbury Institute on Wednesday, 4th January 2022 at 7.30pm. Chris Floyd will talk about Portrait Photography. Everyone is welcome so, check on the website for further details or a venue change due to a change in Covid regulations.

Anne Hunsley

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