Are You Listening? Festival 2016

I always love this day of music and fun. Getting to experience new bands and get to hear some great new music in some amazing venues.

Fujifilm X-T1| XF35mm | 35mm 1/80 | f2.8 | ISO 500 | Pro Nag. Std

Fujifilm X-T1 | XF35mm | 35mm
1/80 | f2.8 | ISO 500 | Pro Nag. Std

Here are a few of my highlights from the day:

Big Zero – fantastic up beat music from these guys. Synth heavy new wave punk.

Fujifilm X-T1| XF35mm | 35mm 1/100 | f1.4 | ISO 800 | Pro Nag. Std

Fujifilm X-T1 | XF35mm | 35mm
1/100 | f1.4 | ISO 800 | Pro Nag. Std

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BBC Introducing… Summer All Day Party

Surprise attendance at the BBC Intro day party

Having spent the last few weeks manically organising, and moving house, I had one last visit to Reading to finish the task in hand last Saturday. Because my journey was taking me past Little Venice, I decided to take my X-T1 along with me for the walk. Shopping of at the fantastic Waterside Café for lunch, I spotted on Facebook that today was indeed the BBC Introducing summer day party! Result!

And what a fantastic line up of live music……

 

First up was Martha Roper, acoustic set outside in the glorious Reading sunshine.

Martha Roper

Fujifilm X-T1| XF35mm | 35mm
1/125 | f1.4 | ISO 400 | Pro Nag. Hi

 

Shortly followed by Marisa Rodriguez, also an acoustic set…. Oh no… she’s brought a whole band with her + guest vocals!

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11 June 2015 – Matinee Day Party : All Tvvins / RAAYS /Tribeca / James Broughton / Matt Stockl

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London Blues Festival

The London Blues Festival had a mini 2 day event in Reading at the Purple Turtle, and I took this opportunity to test out the X-T1.

I do a lot of event photography, especially bands, in low/bad oddly coloured light, and often cramped venues. Which is actually a lot of fun. My kit has been a DSLR with a fast prime for many years now, and it has been working just fine. But recently I discovered the Fujifilm X series, and was excited to try out the X-T1 Compact System Camera.

Fujifilm X-T1| FX35mm | 35mm<br /> 1/60 | f1.4 | ISO 800 | Provia Film

Fujifilm X-T1| FX35mm | 35mm
1/60 | f1.4 | ISO 800 | Provia Film

I was armed with my X-T1 camera, XF35mm & XF18-135mm lenses.

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