Over the weekend I was lucky enough to see Phat Cat Swinger at the Hip Kitty Jazz & Fondue Lounge. My love of swing aside, this band was incredibly lively, talented, and just a lot of fun to experience. I really wanted to capture at least a fraction of the heart and soul this band brought to the stage.
My husband and I went to see them for our 1-year anniversary. I felt bad bringing the other member in our marriage (my camera, bag, and lenses) on our special night. However, how could I pass up an opportunity to photograph a lively band? That's regret that I didn't want to kick myself for later!
Despite my love of getting particular shots, I'm a pretty "shy" photographer. If I'm not assigned the task of taking pictures, I try to stay out of the way of others and remain as generic as possible. Therefore I was pretty limited in photography angles as my home base was our dinner booth. Still, I was very happy with a lot of the shots of that night.
Lesson of that evening: you can still get great shots even if you're unable to move as freely as you'd like.