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Swedish rock band Hardcore Superstar.
Shot in Karlstad, Sweden 2018. Follow me on Instagram @fotografdavidg to see more of my work.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was shot at a festival called Putte i Parken (PIP) in Karlstad, Sweden.
Time
It was shot at 21:13 a night in July.
Lighting
It's natural light + stage lights.
Equipment
It was shot with a Canon 5d mk2 and Sigma 24-35 f.2 at 33mm.
Inspiration
I used to shot alot of conserts, and I really like it, but I haven't done it in 6-8 years. So when I saw that two bands that I like (and know will put on great shows) played the same night at the festival I decided to get back in the pit. And when Jocke (singer in the rock band Hardcore Superstar) jumped of stage and on to the speakers and directed the audience to sing I knew that would make a great image.
Editing
I made a black and white conversion in Lightroom, croped it slightly and burned the edges a little bit.
In my camera bag
My main camera body is a Canon 5d mk4, but I also have a Canon 5d mk2 (and that was used in this case) and a Canon m50. My lenses are Canon 50 f1,2, Canon 70-200 IS 2 f2,8, Sigma 14-24 f2,8 art, Sigma 24-35 f2 art, Sigma 150-600 f5-6,3 sport. I alos have a Canon extender 2x III and a Sigma extender 1,4.
Feedback
Contact promotors and/or bands that you want to shoot. If you can get access to the pit it is alot easier than to shoot in the crowd. When you are in the pit, be respectfull to other photographers (you share a tight space with alot of guys) and don't get in their way. And always listen to stage security! Normaly you're only allowed to shot the first three songs from the pit, so try to make the best of it, but don't stress and shoot everything. Watch the lights, watch the musicians, watch the crowd and find your images. I then usualy continue shooting long lens in the crowd. When shooting in the crowd it better to back of a bit (or go to the sides) and use a long lens (and perhaps a monopod). Study the stage lights and try to anticipate where they and the musician will be. Don't be affraid of high Iso. Depending on your gear you might get som noise but that is better than motion blur.

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