Live Entertainment Photography – Anthony Mazzella

I’ve been working capturing the performers at Sound Bites Grill in Sedona for about four years. I still enjoy the challenge of making images in this environment.

anthony mazzella guitarist by bob coates photographyAnthony Mazzella on guitar – Image captured with LumixGX85

The latest entertainer to make the Wall of Fame is Anthony Mazzella. Even though Anthony is on the Wall already from a previous performance Sound Bites felt that the stage show Anthony has developed with his salute to Legends of Guitar should have its own special image.

legends of guitar show photo by bob coates photographyFull stage with Anthony and his ‘babies’ all ready to play.

Playing multiple guitars in a variety of styles, along with looping music from other instruments makes this a really great show.

anthony mazzella guitarist by bob coates photographyLED lighting and a smoke machine add a lot of ambiance to the stage.

I’ve been pleased how the Lumix camera gear can handle the contrast range in this difficult shooting scenario. In the earlier cameras, I had to work a lot harder to have detail in the shadows and not loose the pure color of the LED lights. Now, with new processing engines and five-axis image stabilization, I’m able to get more detail across the entire range. Can you say happy?

anthony mazzella guitarist by bob coates Mazzella Playing the blues during his performance.

Monday I’ll share the black and white conversions of these images.

Yours in Creative Photography,      Bob