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theimage13
10-12-2013, 11:11 AM
Thought this could be a great thread to start - one place for people to post their shots from the current run, be they a couple shots in-thread or a link to a gallery elsewhere.

Additionally, those of us with photographic backgrounds could offer some tips on how to take pictures that don't suck, because concerts aren't the world's easiest thing to shoot. I'll offer a couple quick pointers:

-TURN OFF YOUR FLASH. Seriously, if you're not against the rail, all it's going to do is light up the guys in front of you and give you an absolutely horrible shot. And if you ARE in the front row, it's either going to be too dim to make a difference, or it'll negate the lighting that Trent spent so much effort on and give a pretty boring shot.
-If you're using a real (point & shoot) camera, manual exposure is your friend. If your camera lets your set an over/under exposed parameter, go ahead and experiment with the -1 to -2 range. That'll help keep Trent looking well lit and the background the way it should look, instead of a brighter background and a washed-out TR.
-Boost your ISO setting to at least 400 (for the really, really bright parts of the show) or higher (800 and up) for the rest. It'll give you a faster shutter speed. The Photos Begin to Not Blur.
-iPhone user? Tapping/holding the screen will make the camera focus on that part of the frame AND expose for the lighting in that particular section. So if Trent's lit up brighter than the rest of the show, this will again help keep him properly light with a slightly dimmer background.

All that said - I only took two photos at the gig I was at, because I was more interested in just enjoying the moment. And since my phone is in another room, I'll post later - if at all. But I'd like to encourage everyone to post their shots or galleries from this tour in this thread. It's a visually stunning show; let's see what you've got!

opal
10-13-2013, 05:46 AM
Looking for a HQ shot of the Copy of A shadow visuals from the Festival tour. Anyone, please?

sick among the pure
10-13-2013, 10:10 PM
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD thank you for what you said about flash. As a photographer I die a little inside every time I see a fucking flash go off at a show.

My photos (and 15 second video clips because Instagram does that now) are here: http://instagram.com/the_wretched
I don't want to clutter up the page with posting them all individually. All photos are iPhone4, on the rail, Robin's side. Toronto and Cleveland so far, NJ and DC later this week.

botley
10-14-2013, 04:58 AM
I put up a slideshow of some cool photos taken by my girlfriend at the Toronto show! These were all taken way back by the soundboard (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/botley/slideshow/NIN%20Toronto%202013).

Tyson
10-14-2013, 09:36 AM
Still no SLRs allowed on this tour?

FULLMETAL
10-14-2013, 02:09 PM
Here's mine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/slobass/tags/tension2013/

kevinbeetle
10-21-2013, 09:05 PM
here's a link to a couple shots of mine from Newark.

https://imageshack.com/a/sqGb/1

I have the HTC One and there is a feature called Zoe. It takes a 3 second clip and you can go frame by frame to select a pic. Worked out pretty good for me.

sick among the pure
10-21-2013, 09:57 PM
Still no SLRs allowed on this tour?

To the point that someone was caught with one 5+ rows back in the pit in Newark and security pulled him up to the rail and out. Sucks, first time NIN has played since I gained access to a wonderful equipment room, and I can't use anything beyond my iPhone.

jesman
11-04-2013, 02:36 AM
Here is my link to photos I took at the sunrise FL show,all photos taken with Samsung galaxy s4 from the front rail.enjoy.http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessepower/

DrFink
11-14-2013, 06:48 PM
I had a terrible time trying to take decent photos last night. The amount of fog they had running at any given time made it real hard to get any good ones. The best I could get still wound up looking like this:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/563714_10151763548306200_696237758_n.jpg

I was shooting with an iPhone and tried a couple different settings. I didn't want to keep fiddling with my phone, so I just accepted it after a couple songs.

mrfang
11-16-2013, 08:45 PM
Here is a small gallery of my 8 favorite photos from the Asheville show at Mountain Oasis on October 26th.

http://thomasfang.500px.com/nin2013

I did have media credentials and a photo pass, but we were told two days before the festival that all photographers were banned from the photo pit during NIN except about 5 people who were shooting for the festival itself and NPR. So I had the unpleasant experience of bringing my DSLR and long lens (Canon's old 80-200mm f/2.8L, aka the Magic Drainpipe) into the mosh pit to try to shoot from there, and ended up with lots of blurry shots. After a few songs I was dragged out by security who yelled at me for shooting after the first three songs, and I only avoided being thrown outside because I still had gear in the media room. The later photos were taken from the upper level of the arena at the end of the show.

Lesson: if you want to take thousands of shitty cellphone photos you're fine, but if you have a press pass and a real camera you're out of luck.

TheBang
11-17-2013, 03:25 AM
http://i.imgur.com/7C4OuJ6.jpg

FULLMETAL
11-17-2013, 01:48 PM
^^Vegas soundcheck? Every picture tells a story, but I'd love more detail on this one.

jessamineny
11-17-2013, 01:57 PM
hahahaha Is that a thinly veiled commentary? :D

sick among the pure
11-17-2013, 02:20 PM
I can't remember who instagramed it, but the lighting guys use that darth vader standee for Trent when checking shit.

JessicaSarahS
11-19-2013, 12:55 AM
Here's some of my pictures from Staples/LA show taken from the sound booth:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2849/10772808675_ec5f09dbca_z.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3681/10772927024_fe5ee4e189_z.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5535/10773033253_2cdbc19e52_z.jpg

Staples Center photo gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicasarahs/sets/72157637504056716/

Outside Lands photo gallery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicasarahs/sets/72157635033058041/

I'll upload Vegas #1 tomorrow night. Security made me check my camera on night 2. :(

Mr.Benjamin
11-19-2013, 07:19 PM
Portland,OR 11/18

http://i.imgur.com/oDDkcCb.jpg


http://i.imgur.com/oBirIt2.jpg

JessicaSarahS
11-21-2013, 02:29 AM
These are probably the only pictures to turn out ok from the Vegas show. I was stuck in between the two tallest people in the world (I'm super short ;) ) so I had a very limited view. :(

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7330/10974254284_bf6ecaa191_z.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5546/10974357154_498ef535e7_z.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/10974187636_5e3b0263b6_z.jpg

Rest of the photos here. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicasarahs/sets/72157637898859393/)

sick among the pure
11-21-2013, 06:47 AM
Ok, I ahve to ask, what did you shoot with? Were you able to sneak a dSLR in there or something? :( Your photos are making me wish there was an open camera policy again.

theimage13
11-21-2013, 08:17 AM
Ok, I ahve to ask, what did you shoot with? Were you able to sneak a dSLR in there or something? :( Your photos are making me wish there was an open camera policy again.

Nikon Coolpix P100

linky link (http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-P100-Vibration-Reduction-Black/dp/B0034XFG86/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385039864&sr=8-1&keywords=coolpix+p100)

And yeah, I gotta say - for photos taken from the soundboard on a tour without an open camera policy, that Staples Center gallery is pretty damn good. Thanks a lot for sharing those!

JessicaSarahS
11-21-2013, 12:09 PM
Ok, I ahve to ask, what did you shoot with? Were you able to sneak a dSLR in there or something? :( Your photos are making me wish there was an open camera policy again.

Thanks!


Nikon Coolpix P100

linky link (http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-P100-Vibration-Reduction-Black/dp/B0034XFG86/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385039864&sr=8-1&keywords=coolpix+p100)

And yeah, I gotta say - for photos taken from the soundboard on a tour without an open camera policy, that Staples Center gallery is pretty damn good. Thanks a lot for sharing those!

Thank you! I'm going to get a smaller and more up to date one in the next week or two. This one's too big and too much of a hassle to deal with. Most venues are cool with me bringing it in because it isn't a DSLR, but other venues that are less sophisticated don't have the slightest idea on how to categorize my camera. :(

theimage13
11-21-2013, 03:25 PM
Most venues are cool with me bringing it in because it isn't a DSLR, but other venues that are less sophisticated don't have the slightest idea on how to categorize my camera. :(

Or the other venues are more sophisticated, realize the reason that DSLRs aren't allowed by the artist, and recognize the threat that your camera would pose to the artist's mission to strictly control their image ;)

JessicaSarahS
11-21-2013, 04:00 PM
Or the other venues are more sophisticated, realize the reason that DSLRs aren't allowed by the artist, and recognize the threat that your camera would pose to the artist's mission to strictly control their image ;)

That might be the case with some venues, but the majority that try to block mine tend to be the clueless ones that think I have a DSLR, when it clearly is not. More modern venues like Oracle, Staples, etc. always let it go and they even have a print out for their employees on what counts as a true pro/DSLR camera and what isn't. They also highlight more detailed instructions in their rules on allowing certain models that have detachable lenses, but aren't near pro quality, like with this brand: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Nikon-1-Cameras/index.page

I've talked to many house managers throughout my time with this camera and even if the artist is ok with it, the venue staff has the last say in it. Usually I'll debate with staff and contact a manager and they'll ok it after looking at it, but this time I was exhausted and couldn't be bothered and just check it instead.

thelastdisciple
11-27-2013, 04:11 AM
http://i.imgur.com/OB3Drcbl.jpg

nin tension 2013, november 25th - calgary, alberta (http://imgur.com/a/may1t)

Here are my best pics taken with a 7 yr old point and shoot Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX07 from the rail.

stefler
11-29-2013, 12:23 PM
Here you can a few pics of mine taken in Zurich with the Sony DSC HX 10V.

http://imageshack.us/a/img571/6002/yz5l.jpg

http://imageshack.us/a/img443/2633/jilf.jpg


for the the rest, klick here.

http://imageshack.us/g/1/10306536/

sick among the pure
11-29-2013, 05:34 PM
Finally finished uploading my photos and 15 second video clips on instagram from all of my shows. Unfortunately I was only able to take my iPhone 4 to these shows, so they're not as awesome as some of your guys shots. Toronto, Cleveland, and Newark from the rail, Robin's side. DC from 100 level seats, Robin's side. I'll upload longer videos, and videos of other songs, to youtube after the semester is over so I have time to clean up the audio (too much audience noise to bother uploading them otherwise).
http://instagram.com/the_wretched

cahernandez
11-30-2013, 01:29 PM
That might be the case with some venues, but the majority that try to block mine tend to be the clueless ones that think I have a DSLR, when it clearly is not. More modern venues like Oracle, Staples, etc. always let it go and they even have a print out for their employees on what counts as a true pro/DSLR camera and what isn't. They also highlight more detailed instructions in their rules on allowing certain models that have detachable lenses, but aren't near pro quality, like with this brand: http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Nikon-1-Cameras/index.page

I've talked to many house managers throughout my time with this camera and even if the artist is ok with it, the venue staff has the last say in it. Usually I'll debate with staff and contact a manager and they'll ok it after looking at it, but this time I was exhausted and couldn't be bothered and just check it instead.

Hey @JessicaSarahS (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=20), @mrfang (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=1065) @sick among the pure (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=266), I own a Sony DSC RX100 camera (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-DSC-RX100-Sensor-Digital-Camera/dp/B00889ST2G/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top) it is BADASS. A tiny workhorse, when I go to shows I have no problems with ushers/security people letting me in with this camera, I like to call it "the point and shoot on steroids" or the pocket DSLR. Very inconspicuous, the thing can take amazing shots, the only downside to it is that zoom is only 3.6x so for good photos you need to be right next to the stage.

Which was the case for the last show I went to, in Vancouver, I was super close to the stage so the photos came out alright. Enjoy:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38440152@N06/sets/72157638214987075/

I've also started editing my photos in iPhoto, the software that comes by default with Apple computers. It's great, simple to use. All the photos in that Flickr link are modified in some way.

theimage13
11-30-2013, 03:45 PM
^^ Great shots!

stefler
11-30-2013, 06:40 PM
^^ Thank you for the amazing pics cahernandez.

JessicaSarahS
12-01-2013, 03:46 AM
Hey @JessicaSarahS (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=20), @mrfang (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=1065) @sick among the pure (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=266), I own a Sony DSC RX100 camera (http://www.amazon.com/Sony-DSC-RX100-Sensor-Digital-Camera/dp/B00889ST2G/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top) it is BADASS. A tiny workhorse, when I go to shows I have no problems with ushers/security people letting me in with this camera, I like to call it "the point and shoot on steroids" or the pocket DSLR. Very inconspicuous, the thing can take amazing shots, the only downside to it is that zoom is only 3.6x so for good photos you need to be right next to the stage.

Which was the case for the last show I went to, in Vancouver, I was super close to the stage so the photos came out alright. Enjoy:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/38440152@N06/sets/72157638214987075/

I've also started editing my photos in iPhoto, the software that comes by default with Apple computers. It's great, simple to use. All the photos in that Flickr link are modified in some way.

I noticed your photos in my Flickr stream and instantly loved them. Good stuff!