I was assigned the task of documenting the dance scene that happens every Sunday night when Heybale! plays at the Continental Club by The Austin Chronicle. Here’s the shot they ran. A photographer can learn to paint vivid story-telling images with today’s digital equipment, on the spot. The instant feedback make it possible to get exactly the balance of elements and light sources that you’re looking for. Here’s a little flash/blur technique, with a one second exposure at about f/4 as ambient colorful, whimsical background. ISO 800. A little camera spin while exposing give it the streaks and glow. It’s fun to introduce depth and movement to what’s really a frozen static medium.
Here’s one of our local colorful, quality bands. Heybale! has been playing Sunday nights at the Continental Club for years. They play Country, and the country-style dancers come out in droves to the roots rock venue. This shot is the cover of this week’s (06/23/05) Austin Chronicle.