Thursday, June 21, 2007

Alive Slideshow 2007

The Alive Festival has been absolutely incredible and the music has just been off the hook! I didn't do a ton of shooting but there were a couple of bands who I just couldn't help shooting!

The first is Stellar Kart and I have to claim them because their first appearance at the Alive Festival was in the video I made for Thirst Relief which you can see on my MySpace page. These guys just get it and I know they are gonna be a huge success for one reason - the way they treat their fans. Several times during their set the lead singer came down off the stage and interacted with them and the response was amazing. Then they stood outside of their secure eating area and let fans come up and chat with them and get autographs instead of hiding and trying to shy away from them.

Then FlyLeaf came on and - WOW! I'm not usually a hard rock guy but I LOVED them and the song is the slideshow is one of their mellow songs but you've gotta check'em out!

The last band I shot was Jeremy Camp - he's just a stud and their little light show made it super fun to shoot.

All these shots are straight out of camera - no corrections or cropping and I was really stoked with how the Mark 3 handled the crazy lighting conditions and last week I found a secret feature on the Mark 3 that nobody knows about and it's unreal!!! I can't believe Canon didn't tell us about it. I will tell you guys about it next week. ;)

Barlowgirl
was playing today but I had to leave :( ....they are gonna rock as always.

16 comments:

kennykimdotcom said...

Great shots DJ! I love shooting concerts - good atmosphere, great music and shooting. What a mix!

Brad Person said...

Great shots, bro! Thanks for sharing. I agree with you... Stellar Kart is great. I'll have to check out FlyLeaf. Glad you had fun at Alive.
I'm shooting the Celebrate Freedom Music Fest next week in Dallas (http://www.klty.com/celebratefreedom/index.htm). The Barlows and RSJ are in the 50+ band lineup. Should be crazy fun.
I look forward to your MarkIII "secret". Just curious... are you experiencing any of the focussing/servo problems that are being reported on boards like Galbraith, etc.?

Shannon said...

looks like a great time! next year i'm so there!!

Rachel said...

Your shots ROCK!! AWESOME, AWESOME!! And Jeremy Camp.... ohhh..... I love him!!

Sarah Barlow said...

SWEET!!!!! Now I'm really jealous! Looks like such a great time! Yeah, the Stellar Kart guys are so genuine it's amazing and Flyleaf totally rocks too(I thought it was Alyssa for a second in one of the pictures!) LOL! Amazing shots!

Deyl said...

i dig the song :)

Sarah Renée said...

(Continuing the song while bobbing head) "...I can feel you all around me/ thickening the air I'm breathing/ holding on to what I'm feeling/ savoring this heart that's healing..."

:)

Good stuff DJ! Looks like it was a ton of fun!!

Melissa Carl said...

I am so sad we are not there with you guys!!!!! :(

I honestly CANNOT BELIEVE you left without seeing Barlowgirls.

SHOCKING!!!!

Natalie Joy said...

OMG! I seriously loooove that song!
awesome slideshow!

Krista Guenin Photography said...

Great pics! The shot of her ripped jeans is very cool... I'm so bummed I couldn't go to Alive - my good friend Jason Bonham won 2nd place in a contest and gets to play one of the stages on Saturday!! Stupid weddings getting in the way... :)

|| davidjay || said...

:) Stoked you guys liked the pics. I love going to this festival and next year I want to do a workshop in Ohio right before the festival and then stay out here and go to the whole week because every day they have amazing bands and speakers!

|| davidjay || said...

...why you gotta rub it in Brad! RSJ AND BarlowGirl! :)

Amy Martin said...

Cool! Love the song too!

Hybrid Photography said...

Ahhh now I'm really excited because Stellar Kart is coming to a youth conference next week at my church that I'm shooting. Yay!

Krista Guenin Photography said...

Oh yeah, you should check out SoulFest in New Hampshire too... www.soulfest.com

Krista Guenin Photography said...

strike that, www.thesoulfest.com

:)