When I first got into photography, I got all wound up over all the same things as everyone else.
- Is it tack sharp?
- Is that a speck of noise I see?
- Is my histogram looking like a perfect rolling little hill?
Forget that stuff, man. It’s OK to not be tack sharp sometimes and it’s ok to have a little noise. Heck, I’ve added noise before. I don’t do that any more. For some kinds of photography technical perfection certainly is important. But for capturing a show, you’re not there to capture technical mastery…you’re there to capture energy and emotion.
So, you know what…break a few rules. Let that shutter stay open just a little too long. Fuck it. If it matches the vibe of the show you’re shooting, then…awesome.