A while back Timo asked me to take some pics of his other band ;) , Still Ill. They were shooting a music video last weekend and that seemed like a good time to get some well-lit stills (pun intended). Sadly the lighting was not as strong (as in ‘too dark, damn it!’) as I had expected (and I really did not know what to expect since I’ve never shot in a situation like that before) and found it a bit of a struggle to get shutter speeds fast enough to stop the action (this is the reason why I really really need the D3). This here taken at 1/160″ f1.4@ISO2500 under a single red spotlight – after pumping up the shadows, really quick BW conversion and adding loads of baseball-sized grain it makes for a decent rock’n'roll image :D …

You can check out a few shots from the session HERE (note that the demonic red glint in the vocalist’s eye was NOT added in post-prosessing), I’ll make a proper gallery of them later if there are enough keepers.

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