I love photographing weddings but i also love shooting bands, the challenge of dark venues with uncontrollable light is really challenging. A friend of mine (Keith) was playing down our local, so I packed up the camera gear for a short photo session (and I fancied a few beers!).

The photography didn’t start as I expected with the first half of the set getting missed because I was catching up with some old friends. Ho hum…

Made it for the second half though. With the venue being so dark I used the fastest lenses in the bag and tried to go for some atmospheric, arty shots. I really don’t like using a flash at gigs, it kind of kills the shot and setting up light stands, flashes and remote triggers is just asking for trouble. Getting tack sharp images was virtually impossible but I carried on shooting.

The gig went down a storm and everybody seemed happy (beer might have had something to do with it!). Top stuff Mashed, and happy birthday Keith 

If you are getting married and want an up-beat, fun band for your wedding reception, you won’t go far wrong booking Mashed.

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