Satellite @ Schubas

Satellite is a California band that, for as long as I’ve known of them, have mainly stuck to the West Coast, so when I found out that they were playing in Chicago, I was excited to see them touring. Add in the fact that they played with Paper Route, which is a band the hubby really enjoys, and we just HAD to go to the show. I think lots of other people felt the same way because the show was sold out and packed!

Shooting Notes

Satellite is a soulful band, and I feel that the pure emotion in their music is what makes them special, so I tried to capture those softer, passionate moments in photos. Also, since I was a few rows back, and movement was limited due to the show being sold out, I chose to use all the obstacles around me (heads, mic stands, band members) as elements of composition where I could. If you can’t beat them, join them, right?

Clearly, I combated the low light of this show with the help of wide aperture primes, mainly the 35mm f/1.4, the 50mm f/1.2, and the 85mm f/1.2 and the 5D Mark III.