I was lucky enough to be invited to take photos of Salomon’s Wrong Choice album release concert at the Chelsea club in Vienna on Friday.
If anyone doesn’t know about them, I strongly suggest you check them out at http://www.facebook.com/salomonswrongchoice. They are a great indie/rock band and the concert was really awesome – check them out!
The lighting was pretty great so I didn’t need to use a flash – I used my D800 with 24mm, 85mm, and 150mm primes and shot mostly wide open at 1/200s with auto-iso ranging up to iso6400 (I did some tests a few weeks ago and at realised at this ISO/speed, I can remove all the noise without losing too much detail).
Given the lighting, the bar, and the feel of the band, I chose to make most of the photos black and white (with a slight colour tint) to give it a feel of a 1950s band – I think it adds a dramatic feel to the photos.
You can find more at http://art.colinvickers.com/salomon
For artists interested in having me take photos of their concerts in Vienna, please get in touch – maybe I’ll even work for tickets and beer 😉