Last week’s Tool concert was pretty interesting – and a challenge to photograph! First, I could only be there to shoot one song, except that the one song was 12 minutes long! So that was good. The bad part was that the stage was almost completely dark. Only the video screen in the back part of the stage emitted some funky lighting as well as some flashing spotlights were the only sources of light. I pushed my exposure to 6400 iso and dropped my shutter speed as low as 1/60th of a second!
It was a weird concert, music and everything else. The audience was not allowed to take pictures at all, even with cell phones. There were warnings that phones would be confiscated.
Anyway, fortunately for me, I was able to pull a few frames that worked for the review story.