Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Lazer Lloyd Performance at Chai Center

Lazer Lloyd, American/Israeli blues guitarist, performed at the Chai Center which is a non-official local Chabad house. His music is an eclectic mix of Jewish/blues/rock and his charm and warm personality is a delight to experience. He was even so gracious as to allow me to fiddle a few tunes with him (after spending about 5 minutes before the show going over the chords).

House concerts are great challenges to photograph - the space is tight and the lighting is uneven at best. The Fuji X-T1 and 16-55mm lens rose to the occasion wonderfully. Most of the shots I took were at ISO 6400 and the image noise was very manageable (I'm looking forward to working with the X-Pro 2 in a few weeks, the noise processing appears to be even better). The IS saved the day at shutter speeds of 1/60th and 1/30th of a second.