A&P another paid band shoot v.pictars

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  1. themolsen

    themolsen New Member

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    The lighting at this venue was HORRIBLE. even after I asked the lighting guy to put all of the stage lights on, it was still too dark. and considering I can't (or shouldn't) really shoot over ISO-800 in my D50, I decided to use flash.

    Since there was hardly anyone at the gig at that time, I had tons of room up front to position flashes and try different exposures. there wasn't room for stands at the front, so I just placed the flashes on the ground and angled them up. not ideal, but it worked

    I ended up dragging the shutter around 1/5 sec with, initially, just one strobe, but added another later in the shoot.

    End the end, I think they came out well considering the limitations I was faced with.

    your thoughts?

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  2. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    i like #3.
     
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    me too, I wish I had had more time to set up cool shots like that. I actually wanted to do another just like that but add another strobe for rim or fill
     
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    best you could do with a d50. maybe its time to get a d700 :p
     
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    themolsen New Member

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    Srsly though, I need a d300
     
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    I like the motion blur in these... considering the limitations, i'd say this is a solid set.
     
  7. themolsen

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    Well I just got the photos to the guy in the shots and he liked them a lot. He's now hiring me to design a logo for his group and do 1 or 2 solid posed shots of the full band.

    The money I make from this really needs to go toward a "new camera body" fund.

    I hate when I'm limited by my equipment rather than my ability. If it's my ability, at least I know I can improve and hopefully do better next time. But when I run into physical obstacles due to my equipment (like ISO limits), it's a little frustrating.
     
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    f/2.8L New Member

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    I don't like to see a shadow cast upward, but the pics are cool.
     
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    Not bad actually, like #3.

    Gear limitations, for sure, so that's all good. I mean...you can just go buy more gear pretty much anytime you feel like it... Talent is harder to come by.


    keep shooting, post up your next band shoot
     
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    I wasn't big on it either, but since I was shooting from down low and there was no room to put the strobes on stands, I didn't have much choice
    here are some more from the past http://mattjolsen.com/photo/bands/

    I'll def. post up the next photo shoot
     
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    id have liked to see more lens speed
     
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    Drunken Karnie Midget In Yeo We Trust, All Others Pay Cash OT Supporter

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    Ever consider trying to mount your flashes from their lighting setup? if it's not too far up, that might do the trick next time around.
     
  13. themolsen

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    lol my 50mm f/1.8 wasn't enough either nor was it wide enough. Once I added flash to the equation, there was no reason for me to use the 50 anymore when I could use the Tam 17-50 f/2.8

    yea that would be awesome. was thinking about building some clamps for similar purposes... good call
     

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