Friday, 19 March 2010

More Live Photographs!

These photos have been taken throughout 2008/9.
The first is of Kyle Falconer from The View. I took this shot, in Nov. 2008 when they were doing a massive UK tour, which finished in Fat Sams, Dundee, where I luckily enough got to take photos of them. I can still remember being pretty excited as it was the first ever 'big' show I'd done photography at, where I had to go in the photo pit amongst the media. It was a huge thing for me, but I loved it. Even though I was concentrating so much on taking the photographs for the first 3 songs, there was so much energy and atmosphere coming from the band and the crowd, it was amazing. Definitely one of the best gigs I've taken photographs at.

The second photo is Twisted Wheel, at Tunnels, Aberdeen, Nov 2009. I'd taken many live music photos at the venue before, so it was good to go back again. However, I wasn't really familiar with Twisted Wheel's music, or performances at the time, so I was really just chancing what it would be like and where to stand. However they put on a fantastic show, played a lot of catchy tunes, and the crowd were really into them. Which in some cases for Photographers can be frightening when you've got highly expensive equipment in your hands, and as I had experienced before at Tunnels with The Dykeenies, crowds can be very dedicated in Aberdeen! The security and even promoter had to hold back the crowd from collapsing on stage, but luckily both times, my camera was still in one piece by the time I finished so that's always good! A tip for any Photographer out there in such event of this, is to shoot as many photos as you can in the first couple of songs (this is if you're allowed to take photos throughout the whole show aswell) and put the camera down and enjoy the rest of the bands set. You wouldn't want to get your camera smashed to pieces for another couple of shots that look similar to photographs you've already taken at the start of the gig. Even as tempting as it may seem!

Third photo is of a local band from Dundee called The Mirror Trap. The gig was at Dexters, and the lighting was amazing that night. It was the band's first show under their new name, so they added props to the stage such as fairy lights, and a huge TMT backdrop, which looked good. As you can see in this shot, the lighting was pretty powerful, they also had the smoke machine on too which always adds an effect to a photo.

Nicola. x


  1. i love the photography. this is such a great set of pictures! had i a better camera, i would love to achieve something of this status! :)

  2. Hey Krislyn, Thank you very much! It means a lot :) x


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My name is Nicola Sharkey and I'm a Music Photographer, from Dundee, Scotland.
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