Last evening I had the wonderful opportunity to go to a concert in my hometown of Keila. Since it is a small town, there are not many such events and it is seldom that I am actually interested in going. The concert I attended was “Maa aeg” (“Earth time”) by Loore Martma.
It was a very enjoyable experience. The concert was acoustic and intimate. Not many people were able to attend but those who did, seemed to really enjoy it. Suffice it to say, there were a lot of people gathering around Loore after the concert, asking for autographs and expressing their happiness.
Loore had been giving concerts for about a month and I hadn’t seen many photos of her concerts. Most were made with a phone, so I jumped at the opportunity to bring my camera. I love photographing musicians.
Since the concert was acoustic and quiet, I decided early on that I would not move around and would take as few photos as possible. Although my camera has no mirror, the shutter still makes a noticeable sound. I remembered a choir concert in University of Tartu where the photographer had a very loud mirror click every time he took a photo. It annoyed me to no end… I didn’t want to be that guy.
Because of these constraints, I could not take photos in too many different angles. I only had 2 prime lenses with me – a 50 mm f1.8 and a 100 mm f2.8, that had manual focus. This limited the variety of shots I could take anyway. I ended up with about 16 shots, with a final selection of 10 (6 of which you see here) and I hope I succeeded in not annoying anyone in the audience. At least Loore seemed to like the photos.