You'll find me in a Berlin bar... I've been enjoying Berlin bars for many years and I love the atmosphere of small, live music venues. I like to capture this by taking photos at these events. Most of the bars are dark, so a decent camera and lens are essential. I currently use a Nikon D750 as it works really well in low light. Some of the earlier sets were with a Nikon D7000 and D7100, also very capable cameras. A wide aperture prime lens must also be used, as it gets the best of all available light and is much sharper than a zoom lens. I use a 35mm, 50mm and 105mm. This covers pretty much anything in a small venue. I always shoot in the camera's RAW format as the files hold much more information than a standard JPG and settings can be tweaked and edited afterwards without affecting the original photo. I use Adobe Camera RAW (ACR) for logical, trouble-free adjustments.
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Viktor's Joy / Night Gardener TiK, Friedrichshain 30 November 2023
Open Mic Madame Claude, Kreuzberg 12 March 2023
Chilifest Performance Berliner Berg Brewery, Neukölln 3 September 2022
Töne vor der Tür Neukölln 17 June 2018
Viktor's Joy Neue Nachbarn, Neukölln 5 April 2017
Viktor's Joy Ofenbar, Kreuzberg 27 August 2016
Open Mic Madame Claude, Kreuzberg 07 August 2016
Open Mic TiK, Friedrichshain 4 March 2016
Pan Chimzee Bar BoBu, Friedrichshain 19 February 2016
Open Mic TiK, Friedrichshain 7 November 2015
Mixed Set Prachtwerk, Neukölln 17 October 2015
Open Mic TiK, Friedrichshain 3 October 2015
Pan Chimzee Artliners, Friedrichshain 23 August 2015
Germ Attack Zilini Music Bar, Spandau 10 May 2015
Pan Chimzee Prachtwerk, Neukölln 19 February 2015
Nathalie Rosenthall Friedrichshain 25 October 2014