It’s the Glastonbury music festival this weekend and many festival goers will be hoping to snap some photographs of their favourite bands and stars, or just capture pictures of themselves and their friends enjoying the unique atmosphere (and hopefully not getting too covered in mud!).
Festival season got underway with Download last week and there are plenty of events for music lovers across the country going on this summer – no matter what your favourite genre.
If you’re planning on getting some decent quality photographs at a music festival, a mid-range camera such as the Nikon Coolpix P100 will serve you well.
The Coolpix P100’s high points include high speed photo and video shooting, a multitude of modes to experiment with for interesting and alternative shots (perfect for a music festival), and easy to manage controls that will help when shooting in the field.
The zoom range is also excellent for capturing images of artists on stage – since the overhaul from predecessor the P90 zoom range has been extended to 26x.
With a 10-megapixell CMOS sensor, shooting speed is improved and noise reduced in low light photographs – something you’ll be snapping a lot of at music festivals.
Of course, if you are planning on taking your camera to a music festival (or any other outdoor event) it’s a good idea to take a durable bag that will afford your camera and equipment as much protection as possible.
For example, the KATA Sling backpack 3N1-10, which has ample space for all your camera equipment and comes with a chest belt and hip strap to reduce the weight on your shoulders. It’s also got a waterproof cover – handy for the weather that seems unfortunately ubiquitous at music festivals.