Celtic Women Concert – Hult Center

Photo - Dave Peaks

I spent an enjoyable evening photographing and listening to the Celtic Women in concert at the Hult Center for Performing Arts. It was a last minute request for me to be the photographer for Sandy Harris. I am glad I accepted because it was quite an experience for me. I have never photographed a concert and I was a bit nervous especially since Sandy was relying on my photographs for her article. Shooting the concert is a bit different than shooting a sporting event which is where I’ve grown comfortable.

I wasn’t sure what camera settings I would need and what kind of lighting there would be on stage. One must get the settings in a hurry as photographers have a limited number of songs to shoot before you’re done for the evening. While photographing a concert like this one, I focus on what I’m shooting and not so much the performance itself.

The stage settings were very nice and the lighting really added to the overall presentation. The musicians are all very talented. There were two drum setups – one on each side of the stage. The equipment they had in each drum setup was totally impressive. The drummers were very busy all night and did an excellent job.

I hope I was successful in capturing the essence of the concert and that you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed shooting them.

Here’s the full story from Sandy Harris

I am a photographer that loves to shoot action. I have been a wildlife photographer for many years and recently decided to become a sports photographer. I love sports and to be able to capture the height of the action and the expressions on the players faces. It's a work in progress. I hope to shoot many sporting events in the years to come.

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