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After being contacted through my website, a date was set for me to capture another band in action in Norwich. Hollywood: Legends of Rock performed at the Norwich Maddermarket Theatre on Friday 7th July.

The group consists of four band members who perform incredible covers of popular rock classics. On the night they covered Guns and Roses, Aerosmith and Kenny Loggins to name a few.

Norwich Maddermarket Theatre is a seated venue, but it didn’t take long before every audience member was up and on their feet.

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Capturing The Setup and Live Show

While everybody danced, I did my best to keep my feet firmly on the ground and hold the camera steady. Equipped with my Sony A7iv mirrorless camera, DJI RS2 Gimbal and Sigma lenses. A night of music photography and videography kickstarted with a bang.

Before the show began, I arrived at the venue as the band and crew were setting up. This gave me plenty of time to assess the venue. My assessment includes lighting checks to see which settings are best for the night. Also figuring out a route to cover as much ground as possible without disturbing the band or crowd.

Knowing all the routes around the seating areas and stage allow for capturing more angles. Giving a wider range of shots for both photos and video.

Gig Photography Equipment Checklist

For every music event I capture, I do so using my trusted Sony A7iv mirrorless camera. It’s large sensor allows for awesome low light capturing of both video and photography. As much as I love to use manual focus, while shooting musicians who rarely stand still, the Sony A7iv autofocus settings really do come in handy.

For super smooth video shots I always use my DJI RS2 Gimbal. As I mentioned in another article, this piece of kit did take some time to get used to. But now I have mastered the basics and more, there’s never a video shoot where I don’t have this with me.

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My lenses on the night included the Sigma 56mm f1.4 and Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art lens. The 56mm allowed me to get some incredibly sharp shots of each band member as they performed without any interference.

Although longer lenses are typically recommended for gig photography. A smaller lens such as a 56mm will do when capturing events in low capacity venues.

Professional Gig Photography and Video Services

As you may have guessed, I am available to hire. If you want your event capturing with high quality photography and 4K videography, do not hesitate to get in touch. Click here to visit the “Contact Me” page on my website.

Please feel free to give me a call or send an email including the date and location of your event.

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