As a follow-up to meeting Tom at Country Thunder, he made the invitation to come to the Buffalo Chip in Cave Creek, Arizona to photograph him and his band.
I used my Canon 5D Mark IV and chose the Canon 24-105mm f/4 II lens. The right way to do a shoot like this is try to visit early and take some test shots, but I thought I was ok with this setup. The only thing I would have done differently is probably also bring my Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens too.
The indoor lighting was great for dancing and watching a band. But it was low light for photography. I found I was shooting wide open f/4 at over 10,000 ISO. I also had to change my white balance in Lightroom to tungsten, but that probably took a few seconds to do.
Tom and his band mates were personable and fun, as they were at Country Thunder. That makes photographing them fun. The Buffalo Chip is a great venue with incredibly friendly people like Dottie, the manager, and the waitresses busy serving up burgers and beer (all was delicious.. the burger seemed to go on forever and I loved it!).
Until My Next Adventure,
See You On Down the Road!
Photos from Flickr ... and, here are all the keeper photos!
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