Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Katinas at the Rock

A band of total passion…

Some stuff from the Katinas DVD shoot at The Rock… Really good Christian band – I love their sound and focus… They have a good harmony and original tracks that aren’t formulaic. They are honest, energetic, and Spirit led. I really love the colors when the venue turns concert-stadium (VERY difficult to shoot though, with all the blaring lights flashing and changing)…



I’m really beginning to like shooting concert events. The big pluses – the energy, the lights and show, and the crowd – I feed off of it… but, the BIG minus – no personal connection with the subjects/performers… I think that is one of the big reasons why I want to become a professional wedding photographer – for the personal connection. At least for a moment, really getting to know the people that I am serving… and if I already knew them before, even better! It just produces more of a meaning to the topic of shooting… and for me, it just helps me perform better as a photographer when I am connected... It’s kinda like DJing - you really gotta have a connection with your crowd for it to be a positive experience for everyone. Portrait shots do have that personal connection, but it doesn’t have that intensity and emotion of a concert event that I feed off of… I imagine a wedding to be the combination of a portrait shoot and a concert event… Fast paced, high energy, lights and décor, with all the personal connection / posed-shots of a family photoshoot… ha… or maybe I’m totally off! Haha… well either way – I’m excited for this passion… The more I think about it, the more I want it. Clarity of vision comes very strong to me – not the way to get there – just the vision… the clarity of this feeling and lack of hesitation/reservation with the inclusion of a heavy dose of fear of failure almost always culminates in a head strong dive into something that changes my life completely… take for example, my choice to play HS football – extremely clear vision, plus zero football preparation, combined with total fear results in one of the biggest character builders in my life… or my choice to go to UCSD – With clear vision I stepped forward without an idea what the steps between ‘my life at the time’ and ‘the accomplishment of obtaining a UCSD degree’ would look like… I see the vision, not the steps – and when I step out on faith, BANG, God shapes me in ways I couldn’t imagine – all the way to the goal He gave me in the first place… Alright, back to pictures... :-)



Pastor Miles greeting the many people who came forward for altar call that night...


The Katinas are real good – a Christian band that brings total passion… if you ever get a chance to hear them live, I think you’ll love it… Hope you enjoyed this last set!! Feel free to say hello! It’s always nice to hear from anyone who stops by :-)

1 comments:

Kevin said...

Hey Daniel, photos are looking better and better with each event you take on. I really enjoyed this set. See you on Sunday.