The Sherpas, Instant Karma and AFTPC

Epic.  It's the one word I would use to describe the quality night of music at the Exeter Phoenix last Saturday night.  With local band The Sherpas headlining it was already guaranteed to be a great night, but as I've seen before never under estimate the power of the support band to turn it into an epic night.

My photographic duties started out early as my friends over at MusicMuso asked me to help them cover a pre-gig interview with The Sherpas.  It was good chance to meet the band and it was also a rare opportunity to shoot outdoors.  It's sure to be an excellent interview so keep an eye out for it on the MusicMuso website.

Returning inside I prepared for the first band of the night, Auction for the Promise Club.  Now, when I go to these gigs my primary focus is to shoot high quality images.  However, sometimes you can't help but have a great time.  Not only were AFTPC great to shoot but I also really liked their music.  So after shooting the first three songs I got to hang back at the side of the stage and enjoy some quality music from the Cornish artists.  Here is what they looked like on stage:

Auction for the Promise Club

Auction for the Promise Club

Auction for the Promise Club

Auction for the Promise Club

Next up were another local band Instant Karma.  These very talented and energetic guys really put on show.  Plenty for me to shoot and and a great show to enjoy from the sidelines.  Here they are in action:

Instant Karma

Instant Karma

Instant Karma

Instant Karma

Last up were The Sherpas who put on a truly entertaining show.  Again my shutter finger was given a good work out while my foot was furiously tapping to the quality sounds.  Plenty of action from these guys:

The Sherpas

The Sherpas

The Sherpas

The Sherpas

 

Overall it was a great night for my photography as I got the chance to shoot three highly energetic bands with bags of stage presence.  I saw Steve from MusicMuso writing frantically throughout the night so I'm sure there is going be a quality review up his website really soon.  It really was an epic night of music!

I hope you enjoyed the images on this blog post but did you see the images I posted on Twitter live from the gig?  No?  Well then you better head over to my Twitter feed here and follow me for all the latest pictures posted live from the gig .  I'm covering Brother Strut next month so get yourself a ticket and follow me on Twitter!

On a technical note...

My regular readers will know that I've been working with Lightroom CC Mobile to see if it offers any improvements to my workflow over Snapseed.  I use Snapseed to process the JPG images I transfer over from my Nikon D750.  I can then post these straight to my Twitter feed during the gig.  After a bit of testing I've decided to stick with Snapseed.  The primary reason is, and I find this a little strange, is that Lightroom CC Mobile doesn't provide any sharpening adjustments!  Any image out of any camera always benefits from a little sharpening so it seems a little odd that is missing.  Hopefully this will appear as a new feature soon along with RAW processing.

I still use Lightroom back at the editing desk to do all my heavy editing, but for now Snapseed is tool of choice for mobile editing.

That's it from me for now but keep an eye out on The Unplugged Blog for more images hot from my editing desk!