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Frost* => Gigs => Topic started by: Trapezium Artist on December 14, 2012, 07:00:48 PM

Title: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 14, 2012, 07:00:48 PM
After printing my electronic tickets out for Sunday, I noticed a small print warning in the lower-left corner which reads:

11. The unauthorised use of photographic and recording equipment is prohibited.

That is likely generic to TicketWeb tickets and not specific to the Scala, but I wonder if anyone planning to take pictures with a real camera (read: DSLR or equivalent, not your phone ;-)) has actually talked to the venue about this?

Having (almost) had a bad experience at De Boerderij a couple of weeks ago, I'd like to avoid any tricky situations. Of course, as you all know, I only take pictures for my own (and your own) pleasure, not for commercial purposes, but my camera tends to attract the "professional and thus not permissible" tag.

So, anyone know the likely situation on Sunday? Twang?
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: DueyC on December 14, 2012, 07:34:50 PM
I took a compact camera to the previous Scala gig and wasn't hassled. I'm planning on taking a DSLR to this one though, so I too would like to know in advance if it isn't OK.
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Pedro on December 14, 2012, 08:08:02 PM
Just asked Twang on Facebook :- "There is nothing in writing about not doing pics. I think it is up to the artists and you know they're OK about it."
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Ash on December 14, 2012, 08:09:07 PM
Was really funny, I was asking Twang at the same time on fb.  He said he had just told Pete and wouldn't tell me.  He will not be getting a Tyskie from me next time I see him at the Peel.
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 14, 2012, 10:30:32 PM
Very good; sounds like we're safe. Excellent ...

Now my problem will be getting down the front with my gear ;-)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 14, 2012, 11:15:49 PM
You lot are going to hate me on Sunday :oops:
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Pedro on December 14, 2012, 11:18:49 PM
...only if you get in the way, :D
...or have "Portrait Elbow"...a disease carried by photogs but only afflicting the person standing next to them.... ;)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 14, 2012, 11:32:21 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
...only if you get in the way, :D
...or have "Portrait Elbow"...a disease carried by photogs but only afflicting the person standing next to them.... ;)


being quite short I find I'm rarely in a position to do either of those things ;)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Pedro on December 15, 2012, 12:50:29 AM
:) Fair point...but an elbow in the Brussels is just as (if not more so) unwelcome as an elbow in the face.
But fear not, I have seen considerate photogs and inconsiderate photogs...you are definitely a considerate photog and I applaud you for it.
I make room for considerate photogs. :)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: E.S. on December 15, 2012, 01:34:15 AM
I'm tempted to bring my DSLR or video cam, but frankly I just wanna have fun at the gig. Also I'm a terrible concert photographer, even with 1,4 lenses... so I'll stick with bizarre portraits every now and then and just enjoy the show. :D
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: RacingHippo on December 15, 2012, 08:16:59 AM
Quote from: "E.S."
I'm tempted to bring my DSLR or video cam, but frankly I just wanna have fun at the gig. Also I'm a terrible concert photographer, even with 1,4 lenses... so I'll stick with bizarre portraits every now and then and just enjoy the show. :D
Pretty much my philosophy, too! There are far better gig-togs than I at most of the gigs I go to, so I leave it to them, which leaves me free to do what I'm best at - making a total pillock of myself  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Mikey on December 15, 2012, 09:23:12 AM
Quote from: "MikeEvs"
Quote from: "Pedro"
...only if you get in the way, :D
...or have "Portrait Elbow"...a disease carried by photogs but only afflicting the person standing next to them.... ;)


being quite short I find I'm rarely in a position to do either of those things ;)
I think an excellent shot would be from the front, sitting on Pedders shoulders  :lol:
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Ash on December 15, 2012, 10:08:55 AM
as usual I have my quandry, should I go and queue early so that I can get to the front in my own right or do my usual and worm my way to the front cos everyone is polite enough to let me?
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Pedro on December 15, 2012, 10:52:29 AM
If I managed to get to the front, the usual arrangement will apply, Ash. :)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Ash on December 15, 2012, 04:36:44 PM
sweetie  :)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: JakeWorrell on December 15, 2012, 05:44:17 PM
Here is proof that you can take photos as the following is a photo I have taken tomorrow

(http://http://distilleryimage11.s3.amazonaws.com/f5d58f5c47bd11e2a1fa22000a1f9261_7.jpg)

Hurray for forum time travel
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: E.S. on December 16, 2012, 03:23:24 AM
I'm also one of the short ones who didn't see anything of last year's gig, so get out of my way, I'm going to the front! :twisted:


 :D
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 18, 2012, 08:37:46 PM
Took over 800 photos I'm down to 190 now will take that down further before I upload any, I need a break right now
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: DueyC on December 18, 2012, 08:50:27 PM
Security tried to take my camera off me, but thanks to this thread I knew to stand my ground. I made it to the front (thanks SmartUK for making a space at the rail for me) and took quite a few photos but haven't got around to sorting them out yet.
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Pedro on December 19, 2012, 12:23:15 AM
Hurrah! :)

When we arrived at the venue Just after 5pm, Twang was chatting to the Box Office people so we stepped inside to say "hi" and ask about queuing. In that conversation, he said to me; "Little cameras are allowed but big cameras won't be unless you have a photo pass". I said; "You have got to be joking, after what you said on Facebook quite a few will be bringing SLRs". At this point he turned to the venue staff and explained that the promoters and performers were all happy for SLRs to be used because they like the fans to share photos. One of the staff then undertook to phone somebody (I don't recall their name) and square it with them.

Full marks to Twang for sorting it in the end but it was heading the wrong way there for a while. Which is a shame because so many of the things that annoyed (or could have annoyed) the paying customers could and should have been predicted and resolved in advance.

Everyone knew that a lot of people were heading that way and yet they allowed 30 minutes from doors to kick-off.
There is no way on this planet that the 800th (or even the 500th) person could have got in, been frisked, been stripped of all biscuits, looked at the Merch desk, got a drink, maybe nipped to the toilet (after all that standing in the cold) and got into the hall before Frost* hit the stage. No way.

Celebr8 suffered a similar delayed entry problem, which makes this re-occurrence harder to fathom, but hopefully the lessons have really been learned this time.

Just my novice view, of course.
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 19, 2012, 12:27:33 AM
I have uploaded my Frost* photos I will upload It Bites tomorrow.

(http://http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8080/8285108091_44667b49a8.jpg) (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8285108091/)
IMG_7717 (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8285108091/) by MikeEvstog (http://http://www.flickr.com/people/mikeevstog/), on Flickr

(http://http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8353/8286172772_469fc8966c.jpg) (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8286172772/)
IMG_7925 (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8286172772/) by MikeEvstog (http://http://www.flickr.com/people/mikeevstog/), on Flickr

(http://http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8060/8285115365_0c95a5d3e8.jpg) (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8285115365/)
IMG_7949 (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8285115365/) by MikeEvstog (http://http://www.flickr.com/people/mikeevstog/), on Flickr

(http://http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8351/8285111257_ac35944938.jpg) (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8285111257/)
IMG_7792 (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8285111257/) by MikeEvstog (http://http://www.flickr.com/people/mikeevstog/), on Flickr



Full Set HERE (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/sets/72157632277577703/)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 19, 2012, 08:31:11 AM
Some nice ones in there, Mike: good job (the one above of Nathan is my favourite  :D ).

I'm going to have trouble competing with that given where I was standing (somewhere in Pedro's penumbra, although by choice, so 'twas ok), that it would have been impossible to move to take more varied shots, and that I couldn't be Frost*monkeytrumpetarsed to change from my trusty 85mm f/1.8 lens to my zoom for some closer-up / wider-out shots.

But since we agreed that the lighting at the gig photography-wise was sheee-iiiiiite, it's actually good to see anything decent ;-)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 19, 2012, 10:30:59 AM
Thanks mate  :D
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: E.S. on December 19, 2012, 11:05:01 AM
Great shots there, Mike. :D
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 19, 2012, 11:22:10 AM
Thanks Espen  :)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 19, 2012, 11:35:06 AM
Have added It Bites photos to the set now:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8206/8286520945_45d6b14a84.jpg) (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8286520945/)
IMG_9491 (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8286520945/) by MikeEvstog (http://http://www.flickr.com/people/mikeevstog/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8221/8287580184_2d2623949f.jpg) (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8287580184/)
IMG_9509 (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8287580184/) by MikeEvstog (http://http://www.flickr.com/people/mikeevstog/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8220/8287586852_cb881e96fb.jpg) (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8287586852/)
IMG_8117 (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8287586852/) by MikeEvstog (http://http://www.flickr.com/people/mikeevstog/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8070/8286524621_13892b6602.jpg) (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8286524621/)
IMG_9584 (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/8286524621/) by MikeEvstog (http://http://www.flickr.com/people/mikeevstog/), on Flickr

FULL SET (http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeevstog/sets/72157632277577703/)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: JimD on December 19, 2012, 12:13:28 PM
Good pix Mike!
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: E.S. on December 19, 2012, 12:17:14 PM
Btw, excellent picture for a "what was Blunders thinking here" caption contest. :D

(http://http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8080/8285108091_44667b49a8.jpg)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Pedro on December 19, 2012, 07:35:17 PM
In my opinion, Mike, you are the perfect gig photographer.
Absolutely stunning shots and no inconvenience to anyone...plus you rescued the banana at the right time. :)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 19, 2012, 07:43:22 PM
Thanks Pedro  :D
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: johninblack on December 19, 2012, 09:04:37 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
In my opinion, Mike, you are the perfect gig photographer.
Absolutely stunning shots and no inconvenience to anyone...plus you rescued the banana at the right time. :)
Totally agree, I've been seriously envious of Mike's talent for photography for quite a while........and his camera.
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Mikey on December 20, 2012, 09:30:54 PM
Quote from: "DueyC"
Security tried to take my camera off me, but thanks to this thread I knew to stand my ground. I made it to the front (thanks SmartUK for making a space at the rail for me) and took quite a few photos but haven't got around to sorting them out yet.
I got frisked, but when I said the bulge in my trousers was my camera he let me in  ;)  ;)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 20, 2012, 09:39:17 PM
This was the 2nd gig where security witnessed and heard me pick up my photo pass and then asked to search my bag and have a surprised look on their faces when they see the bag is full of camera gear :lol:
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: SmartUK on December 20, 2012, 09:43:44 PM
Quote from: "DueyC"
Security tried to take my camera off me, but thanks to this thread I knew to stand my ground. I made it to the front (thanks SmartUK for making a space at the rail for me) and took quite a few photos but haven't got around to sorting them out yet.

;)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 23, 2012, 12:26:39 AM
I finally managed to find time to go through the rather small collection of pictures I took at Frost*Bites and pick out a select few for your delectation. I wasn't in the best of locations, photography-wise, and couldn't move to get a variety of shots. Plus, as Mike will confirm, the lighting was bogging awful in this regard. Plus, of course, he and others were down in the pit with their sacks o' kit, so better able to have a comprehensive go at it (which Mike certainly did very well at).

Nevertheless, there are a few of my pictures which I'm happy with and more than happy to share with you all:

http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/markmccaughrean/sets/72157632316087262/

Enjoy!  :D
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: johninblack on December 23, 2012, 12:31:01 AM
Thanks Mark, there's nothing wrong with those piccies, I especially like the wicked gleam in Jem's eyes as he introduces his Speak and Spell to the gathered masses :)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 23, 2012, 12:46:02 AM
Quote from: "johninblack"
Thanks Mark, there's nothing wrong with those piccies, I especially like the wicked gleam in Jem's eyes as he introduces his Speak and Spell to the gathered masses :)

Thanks, JiB: yup, I think those are fine, but it was a bit frustrating not to be able to roam around with the same photographic freedom I usually enjoy at De Boerderij here at home.

Then again, the reason I gave up serious concert photography (i.e. I was doing it for the Edinburgh University student newspaper and the Festival Times, involving press passes and the lot) the first time around, back in the mid-1980's, was because I walked out of nominally great gigs not remembering a damn thing about the music. Frost* of all bands do not deserve the same fate ;-)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Ash on December 23, 2012, 08:06:44 AM
Loved the Speak n Spell pic.  Racing Hippo's friend is the panda from the Fishtank.
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 23, 2012, 10:47:19 AM
Quote from: "Ash"
Loved the Speak n Spell pic.  Racing Hippo's friend is the panda from the Fishtank.

Blimey; how many names can one person have? There were about 19 already attached to this young lady in RH's post over in the other topic, and now I learn that she's an endangered Ailuropoda melanoleuca to boot ...  8-)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: MikeEvs on December 23, 2012, 12:47:53 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
I finally managed to find time to go through the rather small collection of pictures I took at Frost*Bites and pick out a select few for your delectation. I wasn't in the best of locations, photography-wise, and couldn't move to get a variety of shots. Plus, as Mike will confirm, the lighting was bogging awful in this regard. Plus, of course, he and others were down in the pit with their sacks o' kit, so better able to have a comprehensive go at it (which Mike certainly did very well at).

Nevertheless, there are a few of my pictures which I'm happy with and more than happy to share with you all:

http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/markmccaughrean/sets/72157632316087262/

Enjoy!  :D


Nice set mate  :D
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Mikey on December 23, 2012, 02:17:03 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
and now I learn that she's an endangered Ailuropoda melanoleuca to boot ...  8-)
Thought she was a Panda  8-)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Mikey on December 23, 2012, 02:23:11 PM
Quote from: "Pedro"
In my opinion, Mike, you are the perfect gig photographer.

Small  ;)  ;)
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: Trapezium Artist on December 23, 2012, 09:39:03 PM
Quote from: "MikeEvs"
Nice set mate  :D

Thanks, Mike ...
Title: Re: Photography at Frost*Bites?
Post by: RacingHippo on December 23, 2012, 10:28:26 PM
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
Quote from: "Ash"
Loved the Speak n Spell pic.  Racing Hippo's friend is the panda from the Fishtank.

Blimey; how many names can one person have? There were about 19 already attached to this young lady in RH's post over in the other topic, and now I learn that she's an endangered Ailuropoda melanoleuca to boot ...  8-)
If you'd caught her earlier, she was wearing the full Panda Outfit.