daVinci Daysis a Corvallis, Oregon staple. It rallies the community around science, music, and general revelry. It has kinetic sculpture races, frisbee dog contests, an electrathon, sidewalk chalk art, and a main stage.
This year, I had the opportunity to shoot a folk singer from Eugene – Laura Kemp. Before the gig, to be honest, I didn’t know her music or her name (and couldn’t remember it without looking at the backstage pass around my neck). But throughout the hour or so set – I had a chance to listen while snapping some images – and she was quite good. Her website is here – check it out if you get the chance.
About the image? Pronounced low, strong back light. Shooting the 70-200 @ f/4 (aperture priority). Trying to go stealth from low and in the corner. Live gigs will give plenty of opportunities to show folks in unflattering poses – especially when shooting from a low position. Be diligent in selecting those images to share and shoot lots (lots!) of images to give yourself a better chance of a keeper.