Live Music Photography

Live Music Photography: The Mojomatics at The Fez Stamford

I hope every-bunny enjoyed the Easter and Passover holiday! The trees are budding and flowers are blooming here in Stamford, CT and it's finally starting to feel like Spring. Our weekend was fun-filled starting with Good Friday when I photographed The Mojomatics playing at The Fez in downtown Stamford. I love going to The Fez to shoot live music because of the atmosphere, the engaged guests, and all the beautiful colors from their effects lighting. This time they added a few elements to the performance including a disco ball effect and some blue and red highlights. The Mojomatics performed really well and even had some diners dancing to their Chicago blues. Again, I only used my Nikon D800e with the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 with me because that's all I really needed for the tight space and low lighting. I did have to bump the ISO, but that's no issue with the D800 for capturing tact sharp images with proper exposure in the dark, intimate setting.  

I'm sharing with you my favorite shots from the night The Mojomatics performed at The Fez on Good Friday, April 18th, 2014. The music, Moroccan food and entire experience was absolutely perfect and we can't wait to go back to capture more memories for the folks at Fez! 

About the band:

Back in 1979, singer/harmonica player Manny Foglio and guitarist Bill Barrett collaborated to form The Mojomatics, a project that reflected their mutual affinity for the 1950's Chicago blues style pioneered by Muddy Waters. Forever since, they relentlessly carry on the tradition that brought them together in the first place, while honing their craft and attracting a loyal following. Now, armed with an airtight rhythm section, they continue to deliver an explosive array of original material, along with their trademark blues and soul covers.

Live Music Photographer in Stamford, CT ©Tashography 2014

Live Music Photography: Spotlight on Stargroves

You might've seen me post some shots from my live performance photography of the Stargroves when they performed in Weston, CT. This talented group of musicians from NYC are excellent live! It's so much fun capturing their facial expressions when playing, close-ups of the instruments and the captive audience when photographing live music. I was inspired to feature them on my blog after watching their latest music video on YouTube which is a cover of Sigur Rós - Track 4 (Njósnavélin). You can watch their cover video below: 

The Stargroves were founded by lead singer, Teddy Watson who also plays guitar and banjo. Their overall sound is eclectic and inspired by Freelance Whales, Stars, and Sigur Rós. Teddy is accompanied by four core band members: Bryan Percivall (bass guitar, supporting vocals), Charlie Rauh (lead guitar, supporting vocals), Max Maples (drums), and Brad Whiteley (synth, keyboard).  Visit their website for more information and take a listen to their recent single "Westfjords" feat. Abigail Breslin.

Here's the gallery of my photos from the Stargroves Live at Toquet Hall in Weston, CT:

Live Music Photography by Natasha Miller ©Tashography 2014

Sarah Barrios Music

An artist I recently photographed in Weston, CT, Sarah Barrios has been nominated for 3 CT Music Awards: Best New Band, Best Overall Band & Best Singer/Songwriter! She was amazing live and truly talented. Check out her music here:

Please click below and cast your vote! I know she'll definitely appreciate it. Thanks everyone!

Live Music Photography by Natasha Miller ©Tashography 2014

The Juicy Grapes Live at The Fez

Last night I photographed The Juicy Grapes playing at The Fez in the heart of downtown Stamford. I loved the atmosphere and all the colors from the lighting. The band was incredible! I only took my Nikon D800e and the ever-so-handy Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 with me and that's it. The range on this lens is something else - I captured all the wide angles I needed and got in for the close-ups. This combo performed so well in the low-light setting and a high ISO of 6400. 

Check out my favorite shots from the night and let me know what you think. I hope to get more opportunities to shoot live music - it's a ton of fun and time really flies since you're enjoying the music while you shoot.

Live Band Performance Photography by Natasha Miller ©Tashgraphy