Powerspace @ Double Door

Powerspace @ Double Door

I forgot I had these shots!

Powerspace opened up for Kill Hannah at Double Door a while ago. Somehow, despite all the local shows I attend, I had never seen Powerspace, despite them being a Chicago band. A band with a lot of energy, and comfortable in front of the audience, it’s not surprising that they’re signed to Fueled By Ramen Records and have been on tour with the likes of Hawthorne Heights and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus.  They’re also slated to release a full length album later this year.

Shooting Notes
As I had mentioned in my Kill Hannah write-up, this was a dark show. Powerspace had a few bursts of light that Kill Hannah didn’t, but overall, the lighting was a dim red wash. Add in the fact that I had the flu, and was a few rows back in the crowd, off to the side of the stage, and I’m shocked that I came out with anything usable at all. However, the poor positioning and lighting did cause me to experiment a bit – some of the shots below sport some crazy composition, but I do like them.

The 70-200 f/2.8 IS was a lifesaver for this shoot as it allowed me to zoom in past heads. The 5D Mark II was also invaluable as I needed every bit of its high ISO capabilities. This set was primarily shot at 6400ISO, with some of the light bursts allowing me to drop to 4000ISO for a few seconds.

Powerspace @ Double Door

Powerspace @ Double Door

Powerspace @ Double Door

Powerspace @ Double Door

Powerspace @ Double Door

Powerspace @ Double Door

Powerspace @ Double Door

Powerspace @ Double Door

3 thoughts on “Powerspace @ Double Door

  1. Crazy angles, I like #4 and #6. Some of them, like #8, are too crazy for my taste.

    Did you apply much noise reduction or a high jpeg compression? #5 is very clean in an artifical way. More grain for the win! 😉

    1. Hey Andreas, thanks for the feedback. I agree #8 is a little crazy, but I like stepping outside of the box occasionally 🙂

      No noise reduction, and I always shoot in RAW. The files from the 5D2 are large, so compressing them down to web res cleans up a lot of grain. Also, that was one of the few shots at 4000ISO, and 4000 is pretty clean on the 5D2.

      I agree about more grain – I rarely use noise reduction with b&w shots – I love grain in black and whites!

  2. Ah, now I see. Yeah, stepping out of the boundries is always a good thing (I blogged about something similar yesterday ;)), it produces s**t 90% of the times but those other 10% give you new ideas and open up new possibilities to develop and maintain your on style.

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