So last week a couple of friends and I headed off to the new club at 1-Utama (Mardi Gras) to check out a private live session from our local star Hannah Tan commemorating her new album launch apparently.
The place was pretty packed, and we got there a bit late, but thankfully I managed to sneak to the front and get some shots in. I started out with a wide lens (17-50mm f/2.8) but it was too wide and not fast enough even open all the way at f/2.8.
So I switched to my 50mm f/1.4 which gave me enough light at f/1.8 and was about the right focal length!
She had back-up dancers, vocalists and a full band (with Alda on bass), it was pretty cool!
This guy was rapping too.
The lights were tough for photography, changing every second or so to a completely different colour…sometimes the same picture would have 2-3 colour casts. It surely made for interesting ambiance though.
I chose to use the available light rather than blasting it all away with high powered flashwork.
Vince Chong was there too – he can really sing!
Lot’s of costume changes.
Vince rocking it.
Hannah Tan Finale
The place was pretty packed.
Albert and Autodetailer were there too.
You can see the full set on Flickr here:
Hannah Tan Album Preview – Sept 2007
This comment is late, I know… but that 50mm f/1.4 sure looks good. I’m stuck with the 50mm f/1.8 which does not auto-focus with the D40… shouldn’t have listened to ken rockwell. lol. cheers mate!
Eng Jee: The 50mm f/1.4 won’t autofocus with the D40 either! D80 price has come down a lot though 😀 50mm f/1.8 is a good lens too.
Yep, I’m considering a 2nd hand D80 🙂 hehe