Born into a musical family, Tommy Emmanuel started playing the guitar at a young age. His first lessons were from his mother, who taught him to accompany her on her steel lap guitar. He quotes Chet Atkins as his biggest inspiration and vividly remembers the first time he heard him on the radio at the tender age of 7, and by the his teen years, he was already in a band and had won several national talent shows. His musical style and technique is flawless and unlike any guitarist i have ever heard. If you hear his song on the radio or on a CD you might think he is playing with a full band, but more often than not its just him on his guitar. You just sit there wondering how he fitted a drummer, a bassist and lead guitarist into his acoustic!!! At the performance, he played several songs, including a Beatles medley which I adored. But my favourite I must say was a song called the trails. Its inspired by Native American Indians.
For this concert I mostly shot with my 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens for close ups and used the 70-200 f/4.0 when taking angle shots. The lighting inside the hall was fair. For this shoot you basically had to manipulate the shutter speeds because the ISO speed I used was set to 1600. I would shoot faster speeds to capture action shots and slower speeds when was still. I would like to thank the guitar store for this opportunity. Check out my friend Dedy’s shots of the same concert here.