Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rick Ross (and friends)

I shot my first rap show last week for the Indianapolis Star featuring rappers Rick Ross, Wale, and Meek Mill (yeah, I didn't know who the latter two were either). I didn't know exactly what to expect having never shot or even been to a rap/ hip hop show before. It was fairly entertaining but there is only so much I can hear about "effing bitches" before I had had enough.

Rick Ross (and friends) - Images by Chris Bergin
Indianapolis photographer Chris Bergin

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Shooting Birds

After a long time of trying to attract birds to our new house we have finally succeeded! Here are a few images of a Red Breasted Nuthatch, a vocal bird that is now a regular visitor to our yard.

Birds - Images by Chris Bergin

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Waiting for the light

Last night I covered a 1920's Flapper Party at the historic Madame Walker Theatre in downtown Indianapolis for the Indianapolis Star. It was one of those photographic situations that you walk into and think "what the eff am I going to do here" it was dark... really really dark. I brought along a Canon speedlight but I try to avoid using them while covering events if possible. Once the crowd picked up a bit I started looking for pockets of nice light and luckily this woman happened to be there...Score! I now had one picture. 

After a little longer, and several standard party images later I managed to find another picture I was pleased with. 
A tip for aspiring photographers out there. Don't get discouraged if a picture doesn't come right away, patience will pay off as long as you are prepared and keep your eyes open.