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Flickr Photo of the Week

by Stephen Becker 24 Apr 2013 1:18 PM

Congratulations to Brian Hamm of Frisco, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest!


Congratulations to Brian Hamm of Frisco, the winner of the Flickr Photo of the Week contest! Brian is a longtime contributor to our Flickr pool; he last won the contest in November for a shot from Art Conspiracy. Hhe follows last week’s winner, Samarpita Sengupta.

If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took earlier than the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves a facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.

Now, here’s more from Brian:

Title of photo: Mothership @ The Boiler Room
Equipment: 5D Mark II, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L wide open
Tell us more about your photo: My friend Chris runs sound for some of the best rock bands in Dallas. Bands like Trebuchet, The Phuss and The Virgin Wolves, all of whom I’ve shot repeatedly, on his recommendation. Every one of those bands were quick to recommend that I see Mothership, and not because I asked. I pay attention when bands go out of their way to help each other, and Mothership does not disappoint. Amazing energy and stage presence. They’re back from the road recently, so I’ll get to shoot them more often.

The Boiler Room is no darker than your typical Deep Ellum venue, but the bands that play the Boiler Room are FAST. I have good gear, and I’m still frequently shooting at the end of its usable range. For instance, this photo was wide open at ISO 6400. All I got for that was 1/160th of a second. 1/200th would have been better. You shoot what you’re given, though. It’s not supposed to be that easy anyway.