Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] VT show, photo policy

Erin Coker ercoke@hotmail.com
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 23:56:20 -0400

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<P><BR>I think i may be able to add to this post...I am a photojournalist and was on the press list to take photos the night of the Vermont show. Indeed, they do discourage flash photography. I was in the front row balcony and got some pretty cool shots from up there. As directed, I only shot the first three songs, in the past, of the majority of bands I have photographed, it has always been the first three songs with no flash.&nbsp; Shooting three songs, i manaed to shoot about 160 pictures, hey i was excited.&nbsp; Anyway, lets be smart here, flash is annoying and there are ways around it. I helped my friend Bruce with some pointers before the Irving Plaza show a bit ago.&nbsp; They were, if you must shoot a disposable, get one with 800 speed film, fuji is my preference.&nbsp; Bruce, being 6'8 still got booted, and he didnt even use a flash. I think that was a rarity.&nbsp; When sneaking in a camera, I have a small olympus, the key is to get a camera with an aperature of 2.8, that allows more light into the camera.&nbsp; Ok, well enough rambling you all...good luck and feel free to contact me!&nbsp; here are my website addresses, one dedicated to music, mainly the oils! the other you can check out my concert photographs. When I am working, I do shoot with a Nikon D1 digital camera.</P>
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<P><BR>Erin </P></DIV>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;From: Jeff Emidy <BALKI@WEBGATHER.COM>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Reply-To: balki@webgather.com 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;To: "Oil list, Midnight" <POWDERWORKS@CS.COLORADO.EDU>
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Subject: [Powderworks] VT show, photo policy 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 22:53:17 -0400 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; A little more on the apparent photo policy: 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; At both the Mercury Lounge show years back and the Nov 2001 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;show, I took photos and didn't get any notice until the stupid flash 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;that freakin' cardboard camera wouldn't stop going off. Then I got 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;comment from security (this was in Boston). 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; Note to other workers: Don't use your flash. The photos come out 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;really really cool without the flash, the lighting shows up, it 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;anger anyone (including other fans), and your flash range is 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;only about 10 feet anyway - less than the distance to Peter's head, 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;unless he's lying down (or so it seems). 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; In VT, they were trying to be hardcore on cameras - of course, 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;everyone was using their flashes, it was like the Oscars or 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;I may have been noticed by Peter as I prepped to take a shot - he 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;of either posed or glared at me, but it wasn't the shot I wanted, so 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;didn't take it. Then again, the guy next to me with the digital 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;had already taken about 6 flash shots (I think this was during the 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;second song), so PG may have been glaring at him. This guy was 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;warned by the security guy who stood in front of Jess, that if he 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;another shot he was out. -Are you out there camera guy? looked like 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;got some good shots. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; Also, there was a guy spotting cameras from the "balcony" and 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;alerting the security guys. This was the big guy with the skinny 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;black rimmed glasses. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; One more thing: did anyone notice that there was a big, bald, 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;sort of 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Peter-esque bouncer and some guy roaming around who looked like 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;Bones? I 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;thought for a while that we were going to see a cover band. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; Nice to see you again Grunion, Jon &amp; Sena, Jess, and the new 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;camper people, Birmingham hoodie guy, et al. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; And to the guy who went on stage after drumsticks: you angered 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;roadie enough that he gave sticks to anyone who asked and gave me 
<DIV></DIV>&gt;setlist. Thanks a heap! Patience is a virtue. 
<DIV></DIV>&gt; -Balki 
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