Kevin Andrew Prchal and Adam Krier (of AM Taxi and LBC) just recorded a Bruce Springsteen cover, “Reason To Believe,” in response to the crisis in Haiti. They explained why they did it it much better than I could:
“We chose the song ‘Reason To Believe’ by Bruce Springsteen, not only for its brilliance, but mainly for its significance in the way the world took form and found hope out of an otherwise hopeless situation. This song is for the tireless doctors, the relentless volunteers, the steadfast soldiers and the separated families who continue to search for their loved ones. They, like the rest of us, at the end of every hard earned day find some reason to believe.”
They, as well as Augie & Dan from Audio Is King, were nice enough to let me take pictures during their quick recording session. Thanks all!
To download the song, head over to Kevin’s website: http://www.kevinandrewprchal.com. What are you waiting for?
I would like to dedicate these shooting notes to Augie Schmidt, since ,with his addition of a light to the studio, it is much easier to shoot in. So, thanks Augie for the light, it has changed my life.
Shooting at Audio is King is always fun. There are always interesting people, interesting objects, and never a shortage on hilarity. Before the aforementioned light, the ambient light was minimal, and I would have to shoot at 6400ISO, 1/60th, f/1.4… but now with the wonderful light, I can shoot around 5000ISO, 1/125, f/1.8. Not ideal, but much more manageable.
Other than that, the only difficulty is trying to stay out of the way, as there IS a job being done. I used my 135mm f/2 quite a bit for just this reason. The longer length let me stand back against a wall and still get the shots I wanted.