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Johan I was curious if you and the band are ok with pictures being taken at the shows? I know some venues allow it and some don't. I was just curious how the band felt about it? I wouldn't want to appear rude.

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It spoils the lights for everyone else,of course-------I don't mind it,some of the guys hate it,and sometimes the venue will absolutely not allow it.

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I know Geoff doesn't mind it either,but as I was told in 2006 at the last HOB show in Vegas,it was The Howler who didn't want alot of flash photography.

My guess is he might turn into a werewolf and snap your head off.

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I think Steve just doesn't like photography from what I've heard


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Not that kind,anyway.

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I've always found that a small pocket camera is generally OK at venues, if I tried to take a big SLR in with me though, that's a different matter!!

You need a camera with a high ISO (light-sensitivity) capability; put simply it means being able to take shots in the available light without using the flash (and disabling it, of course, before you start!!)

Quite a lot of modern digital compacts have that facility now...
this one is what I used at Liverpool:

Olympus MJU (Stylus) 1000

All those piccies you've seen were taken at 1600 ISO; that's enough to be able to hand-hold in concert lighting and also not get loads of blur when anyone moves!

The downside is, when taking pics at that setting, they do come out more 'noisy', that's the speckly sort of effect, most noticeable in the background. It's similar to conventional film in that higher ISO-rated films would always have a final picture that is more 'grainy' than others. For posting to the Web though, which is all we snapshotters will do, that's not so bad since you gotta reduce them quite a lot anyway.

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Though I do have a book about Yes with a picture of Steve Howe carrying a 35mm film camera and the caption says that Steve enjoys taking pictures and it is one of his hobbies.


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I snapped some photos using a compact Kodak last year at a photo-friendly venue. FLASH STAYS OFF! Never want to distract the performers   If you're lucky enough to be in the first few rows, the stage lighting should provide all the lighting you'll need to get a good exposure.

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Thanks Johan. If it's ok with you and the venue then I'd like to bring a small digital camera to the HOB show here. Out of respect to everyone I'll leave the flash off. I'll probably eat there at HOB before the show so that way I get a front stage view.  

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