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Published June 22nd, 2012

Being a musician enables me to put myself in their shoes while performing. Their actions and expressions while performing musical pieces are something I enjoy watching, and capturing! I usually take pictures of my friends, where I can get quite close to the stage (not ordinary audience). Where I have to buy tickets for large musical stages such as the sports stadium or open ground, my camera ability cannot reach them (I like expressions, not stage decoration ;)). Thus I prefer taking pictures of musicians in smaller stages.

In the past with my non-SLR camera I was happy enough with capturing my friends playing in live music cafes/bars under colorful lights. Later when I have DSLR, I began capturing musicians performing under low light condition.


the choir

It was a lecture hall turned into musical hall. I was sitting with the audience, not so far from the stage, so I could capture their faces while singing.

  • December 16th, 2010
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 28mm / f/5 / 1/50 sec

the orchestra

It was an open hall turned into musical hall. I managed to get to the side and capture most of the performers in the choir+orchestra collaboration. Here I was exercising with an external flash device.

  • December 18th, 2011
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 20mm / f/3.5 / 1/60 sec

the angklung

It was a dark tent under a bright daylight! They were playing personal instruments made of bamboo, the angklung, so it was intriguing me to get a clear view of the instruments. Despite the too much crowd preventing me from taking from the front of the stage, I went to the side and got this view.

  • March 31st, 2012
  • Canon EOS 40D
  • 50mm / f/5 / 1/40 sec

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