The Sounds - CD Release (Santos Party House)

April 30, 2009 – The Sounds played a “secret show” to celebrate the release of their new album Crossing the Rubicon. Santos Party House was packed to the gills. Rumor has it that even Semi Precious Weapons frontman Justin Tranter attended the invite-only event.

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PHOTOGRAPHER’S NOTES

With very little light and energetic subjects like The Sounds, flash was an unfortunate necessity for this show. I shot at ISO 800 while dragging the shutter down to 1/30 of a second. A single on-camera SB-900 speedlight was used for all of these photos.

  1. New blog post: The Sounds — http://tinyurl.com/mbgff2

  2. Sad to see no pictures of Justin Tranter. That man is a rocking machine.

    It always sucks to use flash, but if you have to, might as well get some great pics out of it :P

    What’s up with the no-show watermarks?

  3. Looks like the kind of lighting I’m usually faced with. Great shots with the flash – I always waver over using a flash or bumping the ISO up to 6400.

  4. Yo Chris, I love that lead shots and the others with her arms out! I totally went OOHHHHHHHH when I saw those ones! Nice work…

  5. Hey Chris,

    I ran into Justin only to say hi. Since I’ve already shot him and the SPW guys up and down, I didn’t feel the need to take snaps of him at the party (I didn’t want to cross into that paparazzi realm that night). =-)

    As much as I dislike flash, I’ll use it and rock it if it’s needed.

    There aren’t any watermarks on this set because I just switched from PC to Mac and haven’t got my Photoshop actions set up correctly yet. (I know, I know, I’m lazy).

  6. Thanks Craig,

    If I have to use flash, I try not to cook my subjects too bad. In this case, ISO 800 and the slow shutter speed let in enough of the ambient to give most of the shots a bit of atmosphere (they could use more).

    I didn’t even consider using ISO 6400 and a fast prime. There was NO light, even for the D3. =)

  7. I hear ya. I’ve only shot Justin once, and it was in a dive, and your brother had the front row while I got blocked by this big ol’ woman who was pissed I had a camera near her face.

    What made the switch to MAC? Just curious because I’m upgrading in the next year and I run a PC and I’m always afraid I won’t be able to understand or us the MAC OS as easy as Windows.

  8. Hey Keith,

    Thanks. I love shooting The Sounds. Maja is always a good subject but small clubs really get her going!

  9. Murray

    Windows was a rip off of the MAC interface. There is a few keyboard differences, and a lot less system crashes. Getting photoshop, printers, etc to work corrrectly is easier on a MAC in my opinion. Only downside is the price, but what the price of a PC when it takes a week to recover from a virus attack?

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