Neo Chicago Sundays

Adventures Without a Flash

I was recently asked to shoot at Neo, a dance club in Lincoln Park. I don’t have a camera at the moment, but a friend of mine let me use his Canon EOS 5D. Unfortunately, there was no flash. The venue is extremely dark inside, and capturing acceptable photos in such low light conditions was a challenge, to say the least.

Without further bitching, here they are.

I think it’s worth mentioning that with the release of Adobe Lightroom CC (2015) and the HDR Merge feature, the finished album may have been able to include more of the photos from the dark interior of Neo.

Photo Credit: Monique Rodriguez; Source: Lyynks Music

Turn to Stone Tuesday

I heard this song from Ingrid Michaelson at Starbucks a few days ago. The build of emotion throughout the song is breathtaking. By the way, I’m not mad about missing her concert at Stubbs last Wednesday. I had no one to go with, plus I much prefer my living room and a Jambox over most venues in Austin these days. Don’t fret though, I’ll still buy tickets and stand in line for local artists who give a damn about the community.


SXSW: The Beginning of the End

It’s Saturday and while I’ll be sad to finally be able to use a public restroom at my convenience, SXSW is ending! I’m at Spider House Cafe enjoying the weather and good music.

Time for a selfie.


Later on I stopped by the Driskill Bar to see Floozy, hailing from Albuquerque. I saw them here in November. Super talented and friendly!