David Garrett – Köln, Lanxess Arena – 31.10.2010

Posted by at 2. November 2010 | Category Concert, Live, Photography, Pictures

David Garrett - Köln, Lanxess Arena - 31.10.2010

On short notice I got to go out this last sunday and was able to shot something a bit different to my normal routine. David Garret, the violine Virtuoso, was playing the Lanxess Arena in Köln. Knowing Köln and the trouble you can have trying to get a parking space I left two hours before the show started. Getting there wasn’t that big of a Problem, but the last 1km took forever… felt a bit like Disneyland. You think you are close to finally getting on the ride, but then another room opens up with another set of rows to get through. In the end everything worked out and I had a blast shooting David.


Shooting Notes

With tickets priced over 100 Euro for the first couple of rows and flame throwers at the edge of the stage, it was expected of us photographers to stay at the side of the stage, shooting at a really shallow angle. You also had to pick a side of the stage to stay during the show. With this in mind I was shooting the 70-200 for the whole show, most of the time on it’s max zoom setting. Trying to avoid camera shake and motion blur I bumped the ISO up to 1250 at f2.8 to get a shutter speed high enough to compensate for the movement. Lowering the ISO only to compensate for the exta amount of light coming from the flame throwers at the end of the three Songs.


David Garrett - Köln, Lanxess Arena - 31.10.2010

David Garrett - Köln, Lanxess Arena - 31.10.2010

David Garrett - Köln, Lanxess Arena - 31.10.2010

David Garrett - Köln, Lanxess Arena - 31.10.2010

David Garrett - Köln, Lanxess Arena - 31.10.2010

David Garrett - Köln, Lanxess Arena - 31.10.2010

David Garrett - Köln, Lanxess Arena - 31.10.2010

2 Comments zu “David Garrett – Köln, Lanxess Arena – 31.10.2010”

  1. am 3. November 2010 um 11:03 1.Sibylle wrote …

    Thanks for the information about camera settings – wanted to ask you all those things in an email, no need for that anymore. Great photos! Given that you use the 70-200mm during the 3 songs I expect something similar today in Berlin. Well, we’ll see. 😉

  2. am 3. November 2010 um 19:01 2.Daniel wrote …

    No Prob, I hope it helped 😉
    Try getting to stage left/ looking at the stage – right, because David tends to turn and play towards to left the entire time.
    I tried the 24-70 but it wasn’t working at all, way to wide.

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