Tom & Donny

Tom & Donny

Today I am showing another photo from last year’s concert shots, this one of Tom Hopkins and Donny Osmond. One of the areas of my concert photos I am always trying to improve on is capturing interactions between the band. Often the expressions and scenes can be more appealing than the “solo” shots you capture of each individual. Of course both are important to get, but those interactions are often the gems because they are so hard to get.

Getting the interaction can be difficult because there is typically a lot of motion involved in an already tough lighting situation, being in position to get the expression on everyone involved, and simply paying enough attention to realize that a great interaction is about to take place.

In this scene Donny plays guitar for one of the songs he plays in his recent music set. Though Donny is quite capable of playing various instruments, typically he sticks to crooning at the mike. With guitar in hand there are several times that he hams it up with the lead guitarist or bass player. I have some other shots during this song segment that I will try and find post in the coming days.

Canon 20D, 70-200L, 1/200 at f/3.2 and 400 ISO
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