Debauchery – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Posted by at 11. November 2009 | Category Concert, Live, Photography, Pictures

Thomas Gurrath - Debauchery – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

After the great shows Path of Golconda and Laid in Ashes just played the Death’n’Roll Band Debauchery had a hard time keeping up and getting the audience on a similar level again. Also do to some technical difficulties the sound wasn’t tight and so, even though the Band really tried their best, in my opinion the gig didn’t come close to the shows I’ve seen before.


Shooting Notes

Shooting at the Helvete Club always requires using flash, do to the fact, that the light they got isn’t really bright and you would end up with shutter speeds of 1/20 or slower, even wide open, to get all the ambient light in the picture… naturally that is no option, do to the fact, that those shots would be completly unsharp. So using a flash, bumping the shutter up to 1/60 at ISO 800 and f2.8 made everything work out. Also shooting from the sides to the middle of the stage was necessary, because the lightrig was not really wide and concentrated to the center of the stage. When shooting to the sides you would end up with a picture just lit by flash with no stage light included. You had to watch out a little because the lightguy was going a lot of times for an really intense single colour wash (mostly red) and together with all the stagesmoke it was hard to focus and really cut through with the flash. Do to the really low celling you could bounce the flash really nicely and got a great fall-off towards the feet of the artists. Not a thing for every picture, but nice to get some different shots.
Also, when shooting Debauchery, one of the Bandmembers played an amp with an extra bright blue LED which illuminated half the stage and gave a nice cast from the sides which helped to outline the guys. If you take a closer look at the pictures you see it.

Debauchery – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Debauchery – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Thomas Gurrath - Debauchery – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Debauchery – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Debauchery – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Thomas Gurrath - Debauchery – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Debauchery – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

Debauchery – Oberhausen, Helvete – 23.10.2009

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