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Happy Friday! Here are a few photos from last Friday’s Lipgloss dance party with Guest DJ Roger Samson. You can view the full set on Flickr, share and tag yourself on Facebook or check out the slideshow at the bottom of this post.
Nightlife Photography: Tyler Jacobson Returns to Lipgloss (3.23.12), TheHundred Presents: Gina Turner at Beauty Bar (3.24.12) and DJ Tower at Lipgloss (4.13.12)
The return of Tyler Jacobson (Lipgloss at La Rumba, 3.23.12) with Boyhollow and Option4
The powers that be at Lipgloss finally got around to posting these last week. For many more photos from each event, click on the links or check out the embedded slideshows at the end of this post. Enjoy!
9.2.11: Lipgloss vs. Double // Shadow (DJs boyhollow and option4 with James Holden and James Yardley):
During the last couple of photo shoots at Lipgloss, I finally got a chance to play with my new Tokina 11-16mm lens in a nightclub environment. I love the ultra-wide angle and fast F2.8 aperture it provides (although, I almost never go down to F2.8 and usually hover around F3.5-F4 to keep things a little bit more in focus).
As most people know, nightclub photography is especially challenging due to a variety of factors that range from technical issues such as extreme low-light and constantly-changing ambiance to logistical annoyances (impenetrable crowds of drunk people, noise, spilled drinks and etc). There is no time to mess with focus or other settings – a nightclub photographer needs to be able to grab shots on the fly. It’s a battlefield out there! One advantage of the Tokina is that it’s built like a tank. And, even though it doesn’t have a silent motor and focusing is therefore not as fast or smooth as with my Canon EF-S 17-55mm lens, because of Tokina’s narrow ultra-wide range, it’s usually not a problem. The glass is pretty sharp, even if that is not always evident from my quarter-second exposures :) I do wish it had IS, but even without stabilization the lens performs quite well.
I really like the extreme wide angles you can get with ATX-116, such as this shot of former Lipgloss resident DJ Chase Dobson, who came back to play a set on August 19th:
And, even though it’s a wide lens, you can still a little bit of bokeh effect when you get really close to your subject, zoomed in to 16mm at F2.8:
Of course, vertical people shots at 11mm can look pretty distorted, in a fun way :)
At 16mm (below-right), distortion isn’t too bad:
5.20.11 with Dynamic (live)
6.3.11 Guest DJ A-Ray
Here are some photos from The Royal Bangs CD release party with DJs boyhollow and option4 at Lipgloss a few weeks ago. To see the entire set, check out the slideshow at the bottom of this post or head over to the Lipgloss Denver’s Flickr Stream.
Check out the slideshow below for the rest of the photos, or visit Lipgloss Denver’s Flickr Stream.