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New Blog – Concert Photography: Never Shout Never at the Showbox Market

Christofer Drew Ingle – known as the performer “Never Shout Never” (the band is “The Shout”) – came into town last week to a sold out(and lined up around the corner) throng of teeny bopping fans – yes, the average age was like, oh, 13? I was easily the oldest non parent there!

Was also the first go round with new 15mm 2.8 fisheye lens – so all in all a fun night!

SoundSpike assignment links to like here –
Gallery – http://www.soundspike.com/photos/342-never_shout_never_in_seattle.html
In Pictures feature – http://www.soundspike.com/news/tour/892-never_shout_never_tour_in_pictures_never_shout_never_in.html

And my faves from what will be the new image archive…

Christofer Drew Ingle aka Never Shout Never performs on October 19, 2010 in support of "Harmony" at the Showbox at the Market in Seattle, Washington (Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com)
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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
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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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RED – Contest | win an awesome new bag

So I don’t usually do this – but these new bags are that cool – they look like a nice big purse/tote but they’re totally a cool camera bag…they’re most stylish is the Lola…it’s RED and gorgeous…

For more on the contest brought to you by beyond snapshots & epiphanie http://www.beyond-snapshots.com/blog/2010/03/26/a-chance-to-have-your-own-epiphanie-contest-to-win-an-epiphanie-camera-bag/

To enter – create a RED post in your own corner of the internet and let them know – contest ends – tomorrow!

My RED – from my RED OCTOBER set –
Red October - Red Fall Leaves by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

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RED – Contest | win an awesome new bag

So I don’t usually do this – but these new bags are that cool – they look like a nice big purse/tote but they’re totally a cool camera bag…they’re most stylish is the Lola…it’s RED and gorgeous…

For more on the contest brought to you by beyond snapshots & epiphanie http://www.beyond-snapshots.com/blog/2010/03/26/a-chance-to-have-your-own-epiphanie-contest-to-win-an-epiphanie-camera-bag/

To enter – create a RED post in your own corner of the internet and let them know – contest ends – tomorrow!

My RED – from my RED OCTOBER set –
Red October - Red Fall Leaves by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

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Debbie & Dominic save the date

I shot my friends Debbie & Dominic this last June…

They had just gotten engaged this last Spring, and wanted some images to send out on a “save the date” magnet…

I thought, great idea…

To know them, you realize how fun they are…they bring out the very best in each other…love them!

Anywho, we went out on the town, we wanted to get some shots that had them and something of a “Seattle” local flavor…

Compositionally, I was charged with getting something that would fit into the format of the magnet…ie something that was them to the left, with space to the right…so we worked to that.

There is one image that they are more centered with the skyline in the background, that I just love…There are several good shots, they were lot’s of fun to shoot…don’t tell them, but they may get a wedding present featuring one of the images from this day;)

The one ending up on the magnet, is in front of this gum wall…it was one of those “throw away” shots of them goofing around, and Dom making a face…but to know them, it’s totally perfect!

I absolutely love that they chose this one…there is something about people that don’t take themselves too seriously, that is very real.

The magnet

Debbie & Dominic engagement by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

The image
Debbie & Dominic engagement by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

My other favorites
Debbie & Dominic engagement by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Debbie & Dominic engagement by Elisa Sherman | photosbyelisa.com

Special thanks to my friends for letting me share these images.

I wish you both the very best.

xoxo
~Elisa

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Random things that are not here to annoy you, or get your ass tagged;)

So, I totally succumbed over in FB(facebook) land to that 25 random things trend…

Even though I always professed to hate those obnoxious surveys on MS(myspace)…but I think I gave in because (1) I am after all, random;) and (2) they are interesting to read about people…what folks decide to want to share…

From the mundane to the truly heartfelt, sad, mad, and joyous…finding out about people you call friends…it not really a bad thing, is it? More importantly, seeing what they decide to share…more interesting that the answers to random surveys that seem to followed in the wake, so similar to MS…yeah, I will be IGNORING those…unless I find them interesting;) I did play the ipod game first…where you answer each question by hitting next on your ipod…hey it was music;)

Anywho, seems I am not the only one that was both annoyed, disturbed, and then, that finally gave into the craziness known as 25 random things…Robert Lanham on Salon.com wrote this piece on the “phenomenom”:
http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2009/02/07/25_random/

His random items thusly he chronicled on his own blog:
http://www.robertlanham.com/2009/02/25_random_things.html

So, like a good sheep, I am going to save mine for posterity…on here, a home, for, if nothing else, more of my random blatherings;) I guess I will have to edit this over on FB, lest I seem redundant;)

1 – I have seen INXS in concert 19 times………….yes, that’s a lot:) Having said that, I met a multitude of interesting people along the way. Fellow fans, music buffs, roadies, musicians, photographers, bus drivers……..loopy stalker types…And meeting a band(and taking pics) with my fave California girls while toasted on a mess of double shots……….priceless!

2 – I shot 5k frames of photos on a recent trip to Europe. 9days in Tuscany, 3 days in Venice, and 3days in Paris. Needless to say, redundant may be an understatement……..but it was all beautiful, I couldn’t help myself;)

3 – I read pointless drivel. Yeppers…always have, always will. Probably explains a lot;) But, seriously, when you work w/numbers and data and dollars an cents, who wants to read lofty meaningful literature, or shudder, fictionless text!?!??! Not me! Bring on the shallow salacious tawdry blatherings! Escape people, that’s what I am talking about.

4 – I have lived in Downtown Seattle since 9/12 2001…yep, I remember the date…can’t really forget anything in that time frame.

5 – I was born in San Luis Obispo, CA…hey, that’s random;)

6 – I love the beach. I would like to live in theory on the beach, with a frosty drink…pretty toes and turquoise blue water as my constant view………it has sadly been since 2004 since I have truly seen that view…last summer was more just a wizzing by of said beaches…..sigh;)

7 – I am happy we have a new President…enough said.

8 – My favorite color is a turquoisey aqua blue…like the beach!

9 – I like to get mani/pedi’s……it’s my treat to myself for living downtown, walking to work, etc…I deserve it! LOL…

10 – I have not owned/leased or been in possesion of a car I call my own, since July 2002. I rent when I need one, take the bus, airplane, train…but mostly I walk! It’s fabulous. And my ass thanks me;)

11 – When I go to Irish/English pubs, I order Cider………….at least it looks almost like beer…

12 – I went to Nova Scotia last year, in January…LMAO, hey, it was cheap…because who goes to NS in the winter?!?!?! But here’s the random thing, I became aware, that there is another timezone in North America…the Atlantic timezone………wtf!?!? Seriously, they are 4hrs ahead…my mind almost couldn’t compute…I mean…how do they know when to watch things on teevee?!?!?! lol…

13 – I like to type in a stream of consciousness………with lot’s of excessively repeated ellipses. Who cares if you only need 3…

14 – I have had the same cell phone number since 1995/6??? Since I first got a cell anyway…and never switched companies…It was ATT wireless when I signed up, who became Cingular for a bit, and now they are ATT again…eh, I never changed…but I have gotten new phones;)

15 – I hate to talk on the phone. Yep, always have. Doesn’t matter what kind of phone, landline, cell, whatever, I am not a big phone chatter…There are exceptions…ie catching up with some folks that I don’t get to talk to much. But generally, meh… I just never know what to say, and I swear half the time I miss what folks are saying on the other end. Yeah, not my thing! That said, call me;) ha ha…

16 – In just over 2 weeks I will have worked for the same company for 10yrs……..eeps!

17 – I have been on Canadian teevee…but if you blink you will totally miss it…but no worries, youtube lives forever, lol… http://photosbyelisa.com/blog/2007_11_01_archive.html

18 – I use Aloe Vera in my hair to make my curls nice…hey, this is random man……….

19 – I like high heels. Hey, they’re sexy, they make you feel sexy…and they always fit, unlike size 2 clothes;) Ok, so you can’t walk miles in them…but eh, not everything in life is functional. But they do serve a function… And like anything else, you get used to ’em. And a girl can never have enough shoes………it’s the law;)

20 – My favorite coffee drink is a grande nonfat sugarfree (either) hazelnut or irish creme, latte. In the summer you can’t beat a nonfat iced mocha;)

21 – I eat meat…not often but I do. I love beef jerky, london broil and a good steak or hamburger. I never really cook it…but I will eat it, or if cooking for a larger crowd, depending on preference, I will cook whatever.

22 – In the winter I wear primarily grey and black…fall winter really…my fashion is really lazy. I look much more fashionable in the spring summer…and that’s when I get to break out the cute shoes too;)

23 – I am scared of heights but flying doesn’t bother me. I would never jump out of an airplane (that wasn’t going to crash) though…

24 – Never watched the tv show 24. It has enough fans, it doesn’t need me;)

25 – When I was 25, my best friend and I quit our jobs and flew to vegas for a few days to contemplate life. Neither of us got drunk or married any random strangers. LOL…hey, I moderate my madness;)