Guerrilla – Köln, MTC – 16.01.2010

Posted by at 11. Februar 2010 | Category Concert, Live, Photography, Pictures

Guerrilla - Live Music Photos - Köln, MTC - 16.01.2010

If you want to see a really good live Band, most of the time you don’t have to look in the distance, because their are unbelievable great Bands right in the neighbourhood, especially in my area, where there are three main population boiling point connect. This eve I was invited to attend the record release party of one of my favourite Bands, so I was heading towards cologne to see Guerrilla. The Band plays quite a catchy tune and their last album was an absolute blast, even though the release is quite a while back now. The location I was heading to was a small basement club near the center of cologne. So the place was packed pretty much from the start on. Unfortunatly the Bands singer wasn’t able to attend the show, so the Band borrowed about every singer the area had to offer and so every two songs there was a new face on stage. Unfortunatly the sound was absolutly awful the first couple of songs, while the Band played the tracks of the new album. Luckily they fixed the soundproblems after that and the rest of the show was really enjoyable and the true strength of the band came through. Energetic riffs and an intense live show, that’s what I was looking for.

If you want to check out the new record, go to the Bands Webpage and download it there. ‘Kickstart Revolution’ is free of charge and for me one of the best Albums I’ve listened to in quite a while.


Shooting Notes

I’ve had to shoot in a lot of little clubs before, but what I got to deal with this eve at the MTC was miserable. Overall the club was nice, but they literally just had 4 lights aimed at the stage. It was so bad, that my camera wasn’t able to focus most of the time. So I got my flash out, not only to get some light into the picture, but also to use the AF-assist light that comes with it. Working at ISO 1250 to 1600 with a wide open aperture of 2.8 and a slow shutter of 1/60 I was able to get at least some ambient light into the picture. I shoot this set with the 24-70 at the wide end most of the time and even that wasn’t wide enough. Sometimes it just doesn’t work as you wish, but I think I got at least some nice frames out of it.

Guerrilla - Live Music Photos - Köln, MTC - 16.01.2010

Guerrilla - Live Music Photos - Köln, MTC - 16.01.2010

Guerrilla - Live Music Photos - Köln, MTC - 16.01.2010

Guerrilla - Live Music Photos - Köln, MTC - 16.01.2010

Guerrilla - Live Music Photos - Köln, MTC - 16.01.2010

Guerrilla - Live Music Photos - Köln, MTC - 16.01.2010

Guerrilla - Live Music Photos - Köln, MTC - 16.01.2010

Guerrilla - Live Music Photos - Köln, MTC - 16.01.2010

Guerrilla - Live Music Photos - Köln, MTC - 16.01.2010

Guerrilla - Live Music Photos - Köln, MTC - 16.01.2010

Guerrilla - Live Music Photos - Köln, MTC - 16.01.2010

Guerrilla - Live Music Photos - Köln, MTC - 16.01.2010

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