Playing with a 5D Mark III

So, The Moonshine played a gig for the Village Building Convergence back in early June. And guess who came out to participate in the festivities? Filmmaker Karney Hatch, (he's working on a film called Plant This Movie, that will feature our music), who just got a new Canon 5D Mark III. 

Drool! Of course, I could not resist the opportunity to play with it. And Karney was kind enough to let me snag some photos of Sol Nectar. Sol Nectar's music is blissfully positive, weaving lush harmonies and meaningful lyrics into danceable jams. 

The biggest challenge when shooting bands is inadequate lighting. The 5D Mark III has incredibly high ISO settings that, unlike older cameras, don't get so grainy when bumped up high. These images were shot at ISO 10,000. Wait, did you catch that? ISO TEN THOUSAND!

Basically this means you can shoot in low-light situations with a fast shutter speed and a not-too-wide aperture and get clear, sharp, non-grainy images. This will be my next camera. 

This series of images was shot with a kit lens, at f4.0 with a shutter speed of 1/60. 

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Note to self - 1/60th of a second is not fast enough to freeze a guitar player's picking hand.

Note to self - 1/60th of a second is not fast enough to freeze a guitar player's picking hand.