Fuji X-Pro 1 | Concert Photography

I finally had a chance to put my new Fuji X-Pro 1 through the paces at a concert when I shot ukulele extraordinaire, Jake Shimabukuro, at Havana in New Hope, PA.  So, how did it turn out?  Read my full treatise after the jump.

Fuji X-Pro 1 w/ XF35mmF1.4 lens (f/2, 1/125, ISO 2000)

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Emmy the Great @ The Trocadero Balcony

One of my all-time favorite female singer-songwriters, Emmy the Great, played a rare State-side show in Philly last summer at The Trocadero Balcony.  See all of my photos from the show at Examiner.com.

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Weezer @ Festival Pier

I consider myself one lucky dude to have the opportunity to shoot one of my favorite bands of all time, Weezer! I also took some photos of Panic! At the Disco, fun., and Foxy Shazam. Head over to Examiner.com to see all of the photos.

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Kina Grannis @ World Cafe Live

Holy shmoly… has it really been that long since I’ve shot a show?!?!  Yes, too long; however, I was happy to have been able to bring my photo assistant/umbrella carrier/wife along for company.  Kina Grannis is all kinds of blowin’ up YouTube these days, with her official video for “Valentine” getting more than 7 million views.  Check out her YouTube channel to see a mix of her performing her originals (such as “In Your Arms” [video posted below]), as well as a slew of cleverly done covers.  Also, feel free to head over to Examiner.com to see even more photos and read my review of the show.

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At the movies with GANG

In case you didn’t know, GANG is undoubtedly the most awesome band from here to Pluto!  Yes, that’s right.  No wonder I was supremely psyched to shoot these guys at the historic Roxy Theatre located in the Rittenhouse Square area of Philly… fun times!  If you’ve been a follower of my live music work, you’ll know that GANG is one of my all-time most photographed acts.  Watch them perform live and you’ll realize why I can’t get enough of them.

For the uninitiated, do yourself a favor and head over to GANG’s MySpace page to listen to some of their tunes.  You’ll also want to check out their new music video for “Why Can’t You Just Be” so you can see them roll around town in their convertible 6 Series Bimmer… hehe.

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Renata and Johnny

When Renata asked me to shoot portraits of her with her 8 month old German Shepherd, Johnny, I figured sure, why not?  It shouldn’t be too challenging to get a dog to behave and act natural for the camera, right?  Kids, dogs… same difference.  Not surprisingly, it turns out that 8 month old German Shepherds are just about as cooperative as 2 year old toddlers… not very, that is.

FYI, for you Weird NJ fans, the fountain in the background is known as “Light Dispelling Darkness” located in Roosevelt Park in Edison, NJ.

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