Franz Ferdinand @ Roseland, NYC – 5.07.09
May 29, 2009 | Concert Photography
After I got back from Dublin, Ireland; I saw Franz Ferdinand at Roseland Ballroom and shot the concert for Prefixmag.com. But for some reason, I’m just getting to posting the photos on here now.
The concert was a lot of fun to shoot, and the lighting was interesting. Thankfully there was a bright white light in front because the backlighting was very strong at times. I would have to say only downfall was shooting the show with too many photographers. It was hard to move around the pit, when there was 12 or so photographers there. I could only manage to take pictures of Alex and Nick most of the time, as it was tough to take pictures of the other 2. I think I wanted to focus on them anyway since they were the most interesting. For this set, I used my 70-200mm f2.8 and 18-70mm f3.5 lenses. It would have been nice to have a wider lens so I could have gotten all the members in the band in the same shot. But you have to make the best of what you got.
As far as songs that were played, the songs I enjoyed the most were “Bite Hard,” “No You Girls,” “Twilight Omens,” “Do You Want To,” “Take Me Out” and “This Fire.” I would have liked them to play more songs and cut down the song lengths of the other songs. Just way too many jam sessions and it just gets boring after awhile for me. But it was still a fun concert and glad I went.
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