On February 16th, Jhubei City celebrated its Lantern Festival, the traditional ending to Chinese New Year’s. This is growing as a night in Taiwan and they even included one of Taiwan’s top bands on a Wednesday night.
I’ll start with a music video. Their style was more pop/rock that I’d seen before, with a very passionate female lead singer. I was pretty impressed, though she made it hard to capture her without a f/2.8 telephoto lens. I still managed to get shots of all three band members, which apparently included lead singer Faye (飛兒), guitarist Real (阿沁), and keyboardist (keyTUIRIST?!) Ian.
I’d have to say I enjoy concert photography. It’s challenging, but worth the effort once you get a nicely lit shot that is sharp and full of action. The best part? Minimal post-processing if your white balance wasn’t acting strangely. I leveled all of these colors-wise and the only change I made was to the first photo – to remove a woman backstage who was taking iPhone pictures/video.