This weekend was a rather fun one for me as I got to listen to one of my favourite local artists, Johnny clegg, Live and I got to learn some more about photography while doing it. I dragged my camera along to the gig and cracked off some interesting shots. A lil technical jargon for those who are interested, I used all natural light with my 55-250mm lense. Those who know Canon will already have some raised eyebrows, yes I could only shoot at f 5.6, which meant an ISO of 1600 just to get reasonable light coming through the lense. but alas , in the poor light I only managed 1/80 shutter speed at best. I mostly shot at 1/60.
If I had managed to push through the throng to the front I might have used my 50mm prime which is a much faster lense, and then cropped in my photo's .
So with a huge amount of physical determination, had to hold that camera so so steady, and an equal amount of mental endurance, I got what I was after. But as any experienced photographer will tell you, at the settings I was using, you will only get three or four good shots out of a hundred and even then, they may not always be 100% clear.
But no excuses. I did what I could with the situation I was in and I'm happy with the result. And so, without further ado, Johnny Clegg