A few months ago, we went to see Victoria Newton at The Ellington, Perth’s new Jazz club. It was yet another great night there!
I decided to bring along my camera as I love taking concert photography, even though it means having withdrawing myself from just relaxing and enjoying the music for a while.
I snapped a few shots with my D80 and 17-55 f2.8, but boy was it dark in there. Darker than I expected! I had to bump ISO up to 1600 and beyond, which unfortunately is really grainy on the D80. I managed to use ISO 1600 and take some usable shots during “still” moments, but I wish I had brought my 50 f1.8 or could afford a D700 with much better low light performance.
These photos have been sitting around on my hard drive for a while, so I took some spare, but frustrating, hours last night to do them up. Frustrating, because my only computer at home to do photo editing is an old Dell laptop with a Pentium M 1.7GHz CPU and only 1GB RAM! Photoshop was swapping to disk like anything! Need to upgrade my computer.
I also realised last night that I really need to make up a signature brush that I can use on my photos. Should I just go with scanning in my signature?