Music photography by Allen Venables.

Freeze frame Music Photography


Anyone that saw my recent shot of Ivan frozen in time on facebook might be interested to see the full set of images captured in less than one second – frozen no longer… The beauty of music photography is that sometimes shooting in bursts to get the shot pays dividends. Not only did i get the ‘freeze frame’ I was after but animating the series of shots – 6 in all – looks quite entertaining when viewed as an animated gif. Oh and hats off to anyome that spots the firework going off on the left.

Music photography by Allen Venables.

I first tried this when I shot Jessie J at Isle of MTV last year. She was gyrating with her guitarist, I was not trying to shoot an animated sequence, just get the shot you can see on the cover of my website. Afterwards whilst experimenting and trying to get an animated gif to work on Google+ I came across a sequenc of images that I found quite amusing (sick sense of humour). I vowed to try it again. Well I didnt shoot any gigs until recently due to pressure of work. To say I was a bit rusty is an understatement – but I still managed to get a couple of shots I am happy with, and that I beleive is the most important thing. take shots you yourself are proud of, and then, if anyone else appreciates them, that’s an added bonus.

Here are a couple more taken at the same gig – Ira Losco and Band, Hondoq, Gozo, Malta. Music photography by Allen Venables.

Ira and Alex

Ira and Alex share what looks like an intimate moment. Captured in a split second.

Ira Losco mid song

Capturing images in a fraction of a second whilst someone is singing their heart out can sometimes result in not so flattering photos – apologies to Ira Losco for posting these, but it makes a nice sequence. I posted the beautiful pictures on my facebook page already.

Ira Losco, everybody jump!

Everybody jump, Ira Losco shows how.

Ira Losco, live music photography by Allen Venables.

Put ya hands up in the air, put your hands up in the air.

Ira Losco, wiggle wiggle

Wiggle, wiggle.. wiggle… wiggle wiggle.

Ira Losco the fire.

And… if you made it this far you probably are feeling rather dizzy by now. Thanks for watching. Till next time.

For all you photos out there that might be interested these images were captured on a Canon 5d Mark 2 and Canon 1Ds mark 2 using Canon L series lenses – 70-200mm f2.8IS and 24-70mm. Using an aperture of f2.8, iso 800 manual exposure and spot metering. ps/. I shoot raw.

If you like this post please like and share, if you don’t… then don’t, I wont hold it against you… actually I might :).

%d bloggers like this: