A&P concert photography questions...

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  1. RiCePiCkR

    RiCePiCkR haay

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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!
     
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    Tonster MBA OT'r of the Year 2013 OT Supporter

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    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

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    LOL trying it right now for shits and giggles
     
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    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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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
     
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    RiCePiCkR haay

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    that's what i figured, i'm going to grab and a 50mm and cross my fingers
     
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    Tonster MBA OT'r of the Year 2013 OT Supporter

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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.
     
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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
     
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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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