Jumping ahead to do a small set before it gets too old! I headed down to Tom’s launch party for his new Thomas and the Empty Orchestra single. I wasn’t really up for taking photos, but Liz convinced me to come and just to take a few for each band. Really glad I did because I enjoyed myself, despite the complete lack of light. The room was lit with a couple of strings of fairy lights, so I was using a very slow shutter speed and my 50mm prime as wide as it would go. This is resulted in some dark, partially focused and grainy shots, which on reflection, have tidied up pretty well in lightroom.
The biggest struggle I was having was not being able to focus properly. It was so dark the autofocus was failing, and the depth of field was so tight that manually focusing was really hard. I’m also not practised enough at that!
I gave up on photos eventually and took some video instead, which was a nice change. See them below.
Arms & Hearts – Dust and Bones
Thomas and the Empty Orchestra
Arms & Hearts
Steve and the Sea