Category Archives: Events

Lindsey Stirling at House of Blues Anaheim

Went to my second Lindsey Stirling concert last night, this one at the House of Blues in Anaheim, right next to Disneyland. I thought I’d gotten there pretty early but there were already people in line! They were cool people to hang out with though, and we all got spots right in front of the stage.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to bring my camera into the venue. They searched my bag and I had to check-in and have them hold my camera during the concert. Which means I had to make do with the camera on my cellphone. I got some okay pictures, since I was right up at stage, but it really made me wish I’d been able to use my Canon. Still, it was an amazing concert, incredible performance and even better than last time.

Camera: Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone

WonderCon 2013

Attended WonderCon 2013 at the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday and Saturday. I’ve previously gone to the San Diego Comic-Cons before, although I usually took pictures of the crowds and various booths rather than of individual people.

This time I tried to make more of an effort to get photos of the different cosplayers and their costumes. I still felt a little odd asking to take people’s pictures but it wasn’t as awkward as I’d feared once I started doing it. Didn’t get as many as I’d hoped but it was still a good start. Some of the details on some of them were amazing. I can’t imagine how much work had to go into several of the costumes I saw. I’m certainly looking forward to next year.

I think I really like taking pictures of cosplayers, especially with the way they get into character when posing.

Ohh, and I also attended a couple panels, like the one for Superman Unbound. Managed to get a couple pictures of the voice actors: Matt Bomer and Molly C. Quinn.

Camera: Canon 6D with 24-105mm f/4L IS

Lindsey Stirling at The Roxy

Went to my first concert last night, up at The Roxy to see Lindsey Stirling on her first tour. Wasn’t sure if they’d allow cameras, but I brought mine just in case. Even used my 50mm so it wouldn’t stand out too much. Turns out I didn’t need to worry, I saw plenty of other people there with even bigger cameras and telephoto lenses.

But I ended up sitting at a table towards the back, so even though I had a mostly unobstructed view, it wasn’t as close as I’d hoped (especially with a 50). Still, even at that distance I was able to grab some nice shots, although there was a lot of cropping involved later. The 1.4 aperture worked really well in capturing the lighting without getting too much blur.

And the concert itself was incredible, Lindsey Stirling is even more amazing live. I’m definitely looking forward to her next tour.

Camera: Canon 6D with 50mm f/1.4