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U of T alum attends concert, accepts singer’s challenge


Photo of July Talk in concert with Leah Fay bending backward

Photo: Stephanie Keating, January 2014

At a July Talk concert held at Hart House during University of Toronto Students’ Union’s Winter Welcome Week, singer Leah Fay told attendees angling for a photo to put away their cellphones, remarking that the photographers would be taking better pictures. Then U of T astronomy PhD student Stephanie Keating, now alumna, took her words as a challenge.

According to Keating one of the difficulties of concert photography is reacting quickly enough: “When I saw Fay bend backwards, I knew I had a split second to ensure I got a good shot.” She nailed it using full manual mode, not trusting her camera’s priority modes to adapt in time. “I love trying to capture the essence of a band’s presence on stage.”

More examples of Keating’s work, including her stunning architectural and landscape photography, can be found on her website.


Reader Comments

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Posted by Maureen on June 3rd, 2016 @ 2:53 pm

Cool shot!

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