Photos: Editors @ X-TRA

Editors @ X-TRA - Zurich

Zurich, 5 December 2009

My long time friend (aka Very Bad Monkey) happened to tour with Editors a few years back. After a couple of emails before the gig, I ended up relaying a message to one of the road crew from him to ensure the two would hook up for a drink before Christmas… small world eh?
I only took one camera body for this shoot, the 5d MkII. First 2 songs with the 24-70mm, then I switched over to 70-200mm for the third. All at ISO3200, shutter range mostly 1/125 – 1/250. Some horrible red lights that played havoc with a couple of shots, otherwise some ‘ok’ images in the set.
I must admit that the 5d AF is causing me some big frustrations, but then again I knew it would be a trade off for the high ISO and FF. Can’t have it all I suppose!!!

One of the photos from this series made it into the print and online newspaper here which I am pretty pleased about…
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Ian is a Freelance concert photographer based in Switzerland specializing in live music and band photography. Since 2008 he has supplied images to publications and artists around the world.