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10-06-2005, 04:19 PM
Some of the hardest concert lighting I have ever shot in. 1/60 at f/2.8 was the fastest shutter speed I could get and that was underexposing the shots by 1 full stop, it makes it pretty difficult to shoot a band that is moving around :)
10-06-2005, 04:45 PM
guess some real wide aperture lens is useful for that kinda thing. like a f1.4 50mm
you did well despite the lighting.
10-06-2005, 09:55 PM
i take my 85 1.8 to concerts, it helps a lot
what white balance are you using? tungsten works great for concerts normally
10-06-2005, 11:29 PM
I shot these in AWB, tungsten made things way to blueish/purpleish. I wish I had something other than my 50mm in the 1.8 range, I shot most of these using my 70-200mm 2.8 because I had to stand away from the stage and up on a bench to get level with the band, the 50mm just wouldn't give me the focal length that I needed and I don't like cropping in for the zoom afterwards in photoshop unless I have no other choice :) Maybe an 85mm 1.8 will be added to my small lens arsenal in the near future.
10-07-2005, 05:35 PM
if tungsten doesnt work i custom white balance, the colors fromt he lights seem too saturated or something, just a tad off, you can get really cool shots weith those colored stage lights, but you have to nail it right,can be kinda hard to do.
yeah, the 85 is a rockin lens. Best canon lens under $600
10-10-2005, 09:47 PM
i dig them, though they were hard for you to shoot. seeing the guitarist makes me wish i could look cool with a hat like that and makes me wish i could grow a beard instead of just this goatee thing.
10-11-2005, 06:05 PM
I recently went to this show that had really bad lighting as well. I had to shoot at 1600 1.8 and 1/15s. It was a harrowing experience and I'm glad that a few came out okay and that noise filters exist =P.
Concert photography causes too much stress.
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