Phoenix – Tour 2014

Los celulares han ido reemplazando poco a poco a las cámaras compactas de bolsillo.

Hace unos meses fui a un concierto de Phoenix, y tomé las siguentes fotos con un Samsung Galaxy III. Las fotos originales son de 7 megapixeles, que aunque no son efectivos, son suficientes para capturar detalles aceptables, sobre todo para impresiones pequeñas.

Phoenix - Tour 2014, Washington DC

Phoenix, in DC - 2014

Phoenix - Tour 2014, Washington DC

Phoenix - Tour 2014, Washington DC

Phoenix - Tour 2014, Washington DC

Phoenix - Tour 2014, Washington DC

Phoenix - Tour 2014, Washington DC

Por lo general, las cámaras de celulares son muy sensibles a la luz, y en conciertos tienden a sobre-exponer las fotos, eliminando muchos detalles.

Yo siempre ajusto la compensación de la exposición (exposure value) a -2.0 – como muestro en la siguiente imagen, para forzar la cámara a tomar fotos más oscuras. También deshabilito el flash, que es totalmente inservible en estos eventos porque desde el público no alcanza a iluminar a los artistas.

Samsung Galaxy III - camera settings


Nine Inch Nails – Tension Tour – Washington DC, 2013

NIN - Tension tour - DC, 2013

I was in NIN’s amazing concert yesterday in Washington DC. I presume that some of the people were a bit disappointed because the band played mainly songs of their new album Hesitation Marks, but for those who were already familiar with that album the experience must have been more than great.

The band doesn’t really interact with the public during the concert, but they express all the energy and power of the songs with the spectacular and mind blowing light effects, which combine several layers of screens where videos are projected, and a sophisticated set of robotic lights from top and back, that rotate and configure very differently on every song.

The following photos were taken with a cellphone camera, the quality is not very good but the atmosphere of the concert was captured. I had to set the exposure compensation to the minimum (-2) to force the photos to be darker and not overexposed. You can also see short videos – focused to record the light effects mainly, instead of a full song.

NIN - Tension tour - DC, 2013 NIN - Tension tour - DC, 2013

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Depeche Mode, Delta Machine Tour, DC

Depeche Mode, Delta Machine, DC

I went last Tuesday to see Depeche Mode in concert. What a great experience, I had no idea how was their performance, specially David Gahan’s who never stopped moving and dancing during the whole presentation. Martin Gore was great too, and generated a lot of emotions in the public with his songs accompanied with classical piano sounds.

One of the awesome surprises for me was to hear them performing their old songs, specially several from their album Violator.

These are some photos I took with my (shitty but reliable) point-and-shoot camera. Since this type of cameras calculate the exposure automatically depending on the average lighting, I set the exposure compensation to -2, to take photos darker and allow the artists not to look washed out or too overexposed  due to the light falling over them which is usually more intense than the screens and videos projected behind them.



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