Memoryhouse & Washed Out

Here are some pics below from the Memoryhouse and Washed Out show shot with my wife’s Sony Nex-5n. They were both great bands to see live, but I really would love to see Memoryhouse again. They covered “When You Sleep” by My Bloody Valentine which was a nice highlight of the night.  My friend and I got to meet Denise Nouvion who is one-half of the band. She was actually selling their merchandise behind the counter! She’s must be pretty good at sales, because I ended up walking away with one of their shirts, a poster, and one of her photo books.  She was very humble to talk to and she signed my poster and photo book as well. For those of you who do not know, Denise is also an art student who shoots all of Memoryhouse’s photos for their albums and I believe does most of their videos as well. She also designed the T-shirt that I bought, so she’s pretty talented. Her photography site is called

Now I know this is also a photography blog and I used this chance to test out the wife’s new camera. It worked pretty well under those conditions, but I had to go high on the ISO. I now know that I will probably never want to go over 3200 ISO.  I was really seeing how much noise is unbearable and that is probably my threshold. I don’t mind some noise in my shots under these conditions, but it was looking like low grit sandpaper. I had to make some shots black and white, because the band members under the blueish lighting wasn’t looking right. The noise with the black and white reminded me of my days shooting with 800 film, so I didn’t mind it much. One thing this camera really needs is a zoom with a fast aperture. I wonder what the bouncers will say if I bring a 70-200 2.8 in there? I guess there’s always next time.

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