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Go Hard or Go Home

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Go Hard or Go Home

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Completing my second Defqon 1 series in totally different weather and lighting conditions from my first series which gave me the experience and confidence to be more raw and adventurous in my photographic intent and approach the second time around. The spasmodic heavy rain and occasional sunburst plus the unpredictable jostling crowd led me to one vital conclusion. The one essential photographic piece of equipment needed is a camera built for a war zone housing a sensor that can deal with low light dynamic range from a bottomless black to piercing laser beams projecting a hyper real gamut of colours. “It’s not about choosing your ISO, but rather whether you want the shot or not”.

The Canon 1 Dx is designed to “crank” its sensor, allowing you to capture images in unimaginable lighting conditions with a mind blowing 25,600 ISO. All the images were shot with available light from 100ISO to 25,600ISO and processed in Capture Pro 8 resulting in even dynamic ranged files capturing the wide spectrum of colours beautifully.

Yes the files have noise at a respectable low level which adds to the reality and atmosphere of a hardcore trance hard house festival. This camera is not for everyone, its purpose built, superbly designed to shoot in unpredictable very demanding lighting conditions opening up new photographic possibilities…its time to “crank the sensor”.

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