ART concert photography questions...

RiCePiCkR

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Jun 20, 2004
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so my friend got me backstage passes to stony larue (http://www.myspace.com/stoneylarueandthearsenals), and they want us to take some pictures of them in action.

i've never shot concert photography before. i don't know the first thing about it. i usually shoot portraits and stuff like that.

any tips, suggestions, guides, edu's?
i have a d300, d80, 85 1.4, 24-70 2.8, sb-600

thanks!
 

Tonster MBA

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so my friend got me backstage passes to stony larue (http://www.myspace.com/stoneylarueandthearsenals), and they want us to take some pictures of them in action.

i've never shot concert photography before. i don't know the first thing about it. i usually shoot portraits and stuff like that.

any tips, suggestions, guides, edu's?
i have a d300, d80, 85 1.4, 24-70 2.8, sb-600

thanks!

Commander Mode, Off Camera Flash in left hand on a mono pod, hold it high and to the left of subject, Shoot pics with 24-70 on the d300 and the d80 with the 85mm

WIN WIN WIN


Haha I actually just made that up, I have no clue what I am talking about.
 
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RiCePiCkR

haay
Jun 20, 2004
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boomer sooner
Commander Mode, Off Camera Flash in left hand on a mono pod, hold it high and to the left of subject, Shoot pics with 24-70 on the d300 and the d80 with the 85mm

WIN WIN WIN


Haha I actually just made that up, I have no clue what I am talking about.
LOL trying it right now for shits and giggles
 

MSIGuy

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May 30, 2005
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I think part of the appeal of concert photography is using available light. Plus most performers don't appreciate flashes going off in their face all night... lol
 

Tonster MBA

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Hehe, Well its not all P.S I went to the US OPEN (a surfing Compt). And some guy was photographing the vert section of the skateboarding compt. And that's what he was doing, I thought it was awesome. He had like a 4 foot monopod with a flash on it and was like putting it under the skater as he flew up the ramp and then pulled it back before it came back down. I thought it was awesome.
 

SenenCito

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the 24-70 is your best bet for that, its a shame its not wide enough in the d300 but you should be able to use it for everything
 

Redsand187

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Highest ISO you can get decent results in. No flash, 1/25 exposures, I tend to go a stop underexposed.

It mostly depends on the venue size and your shooting location. I'd say the d300 and 24-70 is what would be the best combo to use. The 85 1.4 may be nice to have for a few shots, but probably not really that useful for the majority of stuff.

Most performers don't mind the use of flash, as long as there is a full lighting rig, they can't really tell unless you are using something ridiculous. But to me, at least, it is so ugly. Maybe for some B&W shots, but using the available light is more organic feeling.
 

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