During my academic photography experience we had to write down all the technical aspects of every shot we took. Shutter seed, aperture ISO, blah blah blah... I was frustrated because it slowed me down. At the time I didn't care about remembering what I was doing when I was taking pictures... I just wanted to shoot. Now I appreciate learning from the shots I take and especially the reading the details of the images other photographers take. That whole bit about knowing is half the battle is entirely true... thanks GI JOE.
If you haven't paid much attention to the EXIF information at the bottom of the web page, you may want to take a look. I mention this because 1/10 of a second is a long time to hold a camera steady. PHEW! A camera can usually stop action at 1/60 of a second. Anything slower and you will notice either camera blur (the subject moving), camera shake (you moving the camera) or both. I have ruined a good number of pictures with camera shake. Most likely because I didn't learn from my mistake the first time.
This image turned out great despite the slow shutter speed. Beau (the guitarist) was rock-soloing and like most rock-soloist, he was feeling it. Apparently when you feel it you lean back and look towards the sky. It looks very Rock and Roll. Besides the action in the foreground, I really enjoy the figure was filming the show on the right-side of the image. That was my cherry on top. (10960)
Camera Info: Canon EOS 20D | 1/10 sec | f 4 | 1600
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