Friday, June 19, 2009

Locked and loaded...

I'm headed down to Charleston, SC for the second time in one
year...the reason? My uncle's wedding. I'll be shooting from the
audience for this one but it should give me a good idea of what the
Pros shoot. I'm rocking the Crumpler bag since my Burton Zoom Pack
would have been way to big to haul to the ceremony. Plus the Crumpler
has Velcro silencers :)


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Summer Concerts...

David Sanborn, originally uploaded by Daniel Bott.

One thing that I love about summer is that it gives many bands the opportunity to tour the country to play for their adoring fans. Now, you may think, "But Dan, bands can tour all year round..." While this is true, bands take advantage of the warmth and great weather of the summer months to display their artwork in an outdoor setting. There is nothing like this atmosphere.

Last summer I had the opportunity to shoot the DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington, DE. I had rented a Nikon 70-200VR and ended up with some pretty good shots. It was the first time that I had ever shot a true "concert" so it was a great learning experience. The other photographers there really helped me out!

This shot is of Jazz musician David Sanborn, although his set was more smooth jazz focused, it was entertaining nonetheless!

Here's to the summer, and the concerts it brings!