Concert Photography with Fuji Neopan and Superia


My most beloved films when I go to concerts are both from Fuji – the Neopan 1600 ISO black and white and Superia 1600 ISO negative film. Both guarantee I don’t need a flash and can work with the “natural” light situation.

Not needing a flash comes into favor – most people snatch away with their digital cameras mostly have an automatic flash that always fires away. And when they check their LCD screens afterwards, all they see are the back heads of the people standing in front of them, fully bright and in focus!

Above you find some shots that I’ve taken over the my last year’s share of concerts. We thought we could make this interesting and make a small competition out of this. So here goes:

Anybody that can name a band (5 in total) in either of these shots will get 5 piggies. BUT – name only one, even if you know more bands than that! If you name more then you will be disqualified from this competition (we want to give everyone a chance here). Let us know what you think in the comments :)

written by recurving on 2009-02-14 #news #music #competition #concert #rumble #35mm #neopan #superia #live #fuji


  1. mattdude1081
    mattdude1081 ·

    the little ones ?

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    ahaha ! It's funny, and the shots are amazing !
    But I have absolutely no idea...
    Maybe Bob Marley and the Wailers on shot 7 ?

  3. lomosexual_manboy
    lomosexual_manboy ·

    TV On The Radio is one fo sho. Love them. Great pics. I've been waiting for this because I want to take my LCA to some shows and use these very films. Word.

  4. hind
    hind ·

    TV on the Radio....

  5. fuzztone04
    fuzztone04 ·

    tv on the radio is one

  6. larslau
    larslau ·

    I'll go with the flow and say: TV On The Radio... But I really don't know

  7. xpunklovex
    xpunklovex ·

    Of course that's TV on the Radio !

  8. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    Your technique to watch a concert doesn't are always far from the stage...i can explain some tricks to arrive just few meters from the band if you want :)

  9. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    TV on the radio on 5 and 6

  10. spendospend
    spendospend ·

    im going tv on the radio,

  11. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    TV On The Radio #6

  12. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    my Superia 1600 live bands shots here:…

    a great film!

  13. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    My guess is that #9 is Conor Oberst (not sure if it's with Bright Eyes or solo though)...

  14. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    And Superia 1600 is my favourite too, perfect for the "natural" light captures at concerts! I have a couple of albums in my gallery/beta home...

  15. reid
    reid ·

    @ Alberto:

    I quite like the angle, it gives a great view of the lighting and by including the crowd you get a sense of live performance rather than people playing instruments on their own. I usually try to get a bit of both, have a peek at my flickr:

  16. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Oh, and #2 is him as well....

  17. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Hey, this was FUN =) I think I can nail the drunkards on #8 too, but I guess I'll have to keep it to myself to avoid disqualification..........

  18. liquidpapercut
    liquidpapercut ·

    TV On The Radio!

  19. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    Yes, you are right...but i'm not involved if i'm far from the stage :)

  20. fash_on
    fash_on ·

    TV On The Radio, I guess?

  21. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    TV On The Radio... =P

  22. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    TV On The Radio. or at least it looks like!

  23. fangcarpenter
    fangcarpenter ·

    xiu xiu!

  24. fangcarpenter
    fangcarpenter ·

    xiu xiu rocks..saw them in Florida back back in 2005!

  25. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    one is TV On The Radio!

  26. icuresick
    icuresick ·

    @fangcarpenter I think i saw you at Florida, but not on Xiuxiu show.

  27. fangcarpenter
    fangcarpenter ·

    lol @ icuresick...haha

  28. migueld
    migueld ·

    That's TV on the Radio on 5 and 6...

  29. trash-gordon-from-outer-space
    trash-gordon-from-outer-space ·

    Yeah TV on The Radio are the only ones that I can name... :-(

  30. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    #5 and # 6 tv on the radio

  31. recurving
    recurving ·

    hey there. wow, thanks for all the comments - here's a list of all bands and photos:

    xiu xiu: 1, 3 and 4
    conor oberst: 2
    tv on the radio: 5 and 6
    the kills: 7 and 9
    friska viljor: 8

    so we got three winners, these are:

    lomosexual_manboy: tv on the radio
    anarchy: conor oberst
    fangcarpenter: xiu xiu

  32. fangcarpenter
    fangcarpenter ·

    yey! thanks recurving! btw nice shots!

  33. recurving
    recurving ·

    oh, made a mistake: that's conor oberst on 2 and 9...

    @-a-l-b-e-r-t-o- haha, i kind of agree. i don't move around that much during concerts - mostly because i am forgetting taking any shots at all because i enjoy the concerts that much...

  34. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Thanks =) I totally knew that was "Friska Viljor" from Sweden, I was even more sure of them than Conor Oberst after checking their myspace, I'm so relieved that I was right on my first guess =) Thanks again!

  35. day3hugger
    day3hugger ·

    why only 3 winners??

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