Taking pictures of the Rolling Stones with the 'best pocket camera ever made'

“A few months ago I saw the mighty, ever-reigning dinosaur kings of rock, the Rolling Stones. I had a general admission ticket and a small pocket camera, and arrived many hours early so I could worm my way to the front.…I’ve seen the Stones several times over the years, but this was the first time I brought a camera. The smartphone tsunami has forced concert promoters to give up their long-running battle against fan photos. Fancy SLRs are still prohibited at lots of shows. But apart from a few hardline reactionaries like Prince, most performers let their audiences go hog wild with pocket cameras and cellphones.

   But what I really want to draw your attention to are the awesome capabilities you can now find in a pocket camera. With extreme lighting, fast-moving subjects, and chaotic settings, live concerts present photographers with many challenges. I hope the shots I’m sharing in this post show you that you can now achieve impressive results in the trickiest environments with the lightest of hardware. .…”

   -Rob Reid

On BoingBoing here.

(This is the camera I have.)

One Response to Taking pictures of the Rolling Stones with the 'best pocket camera ever made'

  1. bayrider says:

    Very impressive images, the front row center stage positioning goes a ways too.

    Even more astounding are those 'dinosaur kings of rock'. I want to follow their fitness plan, they all look about 6% body fat with plenty of lean muscle. Who would have suspected Rock and Roll was so conducive to healthy longevity?

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