I had a feeling that the From The Jam gig at the Exeter Phoenix was going to be a good one. All the signs were there. It was a sold out event and when I arrived at the venue last Saturday night I had squeeze my way up the steps to get in past the crowds. A great band and a busy crowd always make for more interesting shots!
Of course, with great headline acts normally come great support bands, and The Real Me did not disappoint. Here they are in action:
By the time From The Jam came on my shutter finger was well and truly warmed up and here are some of the images of the band in full swing:
My job as photographer is always more fun when you get a night of loud and energetic bands. Last Saturday was one of those nights.
I hoped you enjoyed my images and if you want to see more then keep an eye out for regular posts on The Unplugged Blog and for images live from the gigs follow me over on Twitter. If you want to read a quality review of the From The Jam gig then my friends over on MusicMuso will be posting one up really soon!
On A Technical Note
As I mentioned in my last blog post I had just taken delivery of a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24–70mm f/2.8E ED VR lens. Saturday night proved a great first proper test of my latest bit of kit. Initial signs are really good with noticeable improvements in focusing speed and accuracy. The often dark conditions that I have to work in can often play havoc with autofocus but this new lens seems to be coping very well. The Vibration Reduction technology is also a welcome addition. I've got another big action gig coming up so we'll see how it copes with that but the initial signs are looking good!