Sunday, August 24, 2014

The World is a Stage

One of my favorite things to photograph are concert events.  These days are great for this with the advent of festivals and bands continuing their music careers with touring smaller venues later in their careers. For awhile, the person carrying a camera was considered the enemy and often times was banished to the back of the crowd or their equipment confiscated while the show was on if not banned from the venue altogether.  These days, I think most security has just given up due to the influx of smartphones and smaller recording devices.  For the most part, unless you are causing problems or blocking walkways, you are left alone.  Even the entertainment seems to have given in by giving the photographer some great posed shots.  A few weeks ago my wife and I attended an event in the area that featured several southern rock bands that were big in the '80s- Artimus Pyle Band, Molly Hatchet, The Outlaws, and The Marshall Tucker Band. It was beautiful August night and a nice outdoor venue.  I was able to get great shots and enjoyed great music.  Most of the shots below are of the main band I wanted to see- The Outlaws, but these are some of the best shots of all the bands we saw that night.  Unfortunately, Google only allows me so much bandwith to post a video.  So, I have to upload it more compressed which affects the quality of the video. 


  1. The gut has grown, the hair is dyed, and the chicks are older, but the music always stays the same.
    Great pictures, Mark

  2. Looks like they're having a blast up there! Love the side by side guitar solos shot towards the end... you look like you were the official photographer there. zoom lens?

    1. Tom, yes zoom my big daddy, the 70-200mm but I was right in front of the stage anyway. Yeah, one of the main things I told Laney before they went on is I wanted to get the side by side guitar shot since they are a band known for having the 4 guitar side by side onslaught. And they didn't disappoint.