Concert Photography: Noise for the Needy 2010 – don’t forget the crowd shots!

For the third year in a row, I made it a point to photograph a couple of the shows sponsored by the Noise for the Needy Festival. Catch images / blogs from 2008 & 2009. The Festival this year was supporting “Teen Feed” – as always another great organization that does so much good. It’s great seeing so many musicians, music lovers, and volunteers come out for the events hosted at various clubs all over the city. I volunteered this year for the two shows at Neumo’s 6/11 & 6/12…featuring The Album Leaf, Delta Spirit, Kinsky, Baths, Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, & Romany Rye.

As I as volunteering as a photographer this year for NFTN – one of my photo responsiblities was to take photos of the crowd…not always the easiest in some of the darker venues, particularly when not using a flash…but now and then something interesting occurs, the light is just right, or someone makes an interesting pose…

My favorite image from shows, is this one, all bathed in a bit of a green/cyan wash, w/the NFTN signage prominently in the background…if this isn’t representative of the event, I don’t know what is – though, given that I have no idea who the green dude is, it will never officially be, other than from this observatory editorial viewpoint…and hey, it’s not just the hulk that looks good in green;)

NFTN ~ crowd by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

And I loved this one of the gal from Teen Feed – it definitely captures the spirit of the entire gig…

NFTN Teen Feed intro by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

And my favorite music image of the event – definitely this one at the piano of the keyboard player for The Album Leaf –
The Album Leaf by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

And a few of the other images…
The Album Leaf by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Kinsky by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Baths by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Delta Spirit by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com Ezra Furman and the Harpoons by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Delta Spirit by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Romany Rye by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Romany Rye by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

You can see all of my shots from the 2 gigs featured here –
http://www.flickr.com/photos/noisefortheneedy/tags/nftn2010byelisa/show/

Until next year!

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5 Responses to Concert Photography: Noise for the Needy 2010 – don’t forget the crowd shots!

  1. Pingback: New Blog! Noise for the Needy 2010 « Photography by Elisa Sherman | Live Concerts & Events | shooting live music in seattle

  2. C. Nelson says:

    These photos RULE! Love your work!!!

  3. cheryl says:

    I love the second from the last one – you’re right in the space between the musicians – and you bring us with you…

    And of course the first image is really wonderful and definitely iconic. Wonder how the green guy feels about being the *unofficial* face of NFTN?

  4. ha – yes, that one w/the 2 guys is one of my faves:) I always find these the toughest shots to actually get in frame while they are happening at the angle that actually work – and when it did here, made me very happy:)

    as for green guy – I was just impressed anything was in focus – it was a dark room!

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