There’s nothing better than live music and last Friday I was able to go and listen to some good friends rehearse at a local studio. It’s been quite some time since I heard them jam and I’ll tell you what….these guys are good.
The lighting on the other hand was terrible which resulted in less than optimal results. Luckily I was able to convert to B+W in Lightroom and have something presentable. I think they really present a certain mood.
There is a bunch of motion blur in many of these so I tried to disguise that by adjusting the exposure to produce a much darker look. Digital noise is a big problem since I had to jack up my ISO to 800, darkening and some noise reduction in Lightroom really helped too.