Shooting fireworks is a bit like shooting sunsets – shots are easily boring unless they show more than fireworks or a glowing sun. The context of the full frame really matters.
Exceptions occur when there’s something unusual. While shooting July 4th fireworks last week, I didn’t have much context to work with, so I was glad that the show had (at least for me) a few surprises.
These days many DJs don’t just entertain with music, they put on a show. Datsik (a.k.a.Troy Beetles) is an example – here’s Datsik and his Vortex at DC’s 9:30 Club:
Just prior to this year’s 3-night sold-out run at the 9:30 Club (pictures coming soon!), Thievery Corporation and John Shore Photography released this book of 80 photographs based on last-year’s 3-night sold-out run.
Preview the book and order it on Blurb.com.
Speaking of local bands playing in small clubs, this is Sunwolf at DC’s Black Cat:
One photo-op that comes with shooting at small clubs is that you can sometimes catch the band warming up in a back alley….