A&P Shooting in door & dark concert

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  1. Creator

    Creator The Creator Has a Master Plan

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    Buddy is playing a (small) show tonight, so i figured it would be a great time to try out my new (used) Tamron 28-75 2.8. I dont have a flash yet, so just the on board unit, although I'd rather not use that pointing at him while performing. Not sure about the stage lights. I figure I'll have to crank up the ISO. I'll bring my monopod to get some sessy DOF shots... but any tips?
     
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    Since you're limited to shooting in available light, go for the "artsy" look of slow shutter speed blur. Try and capture the "essence" of the gig via movement. Shoot at 1/2 sec but try to time your shot when the band members head (or hand or other body part) is fairly still. Sometimes you can get some really nice pics this way.
     
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    Interesting, I'll give it a shot
     
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    just ramp up the iso--don't be afraid of noise and shoot raw, you should be able to get somethin with f/2.8. accept the shallow dof and try to focus on something close to the front of the face. I really hate motion blur and would rather have noise

    both of these were iso 3200, raw, underexposed. when you resize them, the noise is much more in control. unless you are going to print huge, don't worry too much about it. what camera body will you be using?

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    Do not bring your monopod, it will just get in the way (if they let you bring it in at all).

    And the statement "I'll bring my monopod to get some sessy DOF shots" doesn't really make any sense. Usage of a monopod is not exactly related to how much depth of field you're looking for.

    When shooting people singing, make sure to keep the focus point that you're using away from the Mic. In my experience the camera loves to snap to the microphone (because it's shiny and reflective) instead of the person's face.
     
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    A little too much noise.
     
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    tamron 28-75 + low light = good luck
     
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    too much noise!? are you kidding? there's barely any noise at all
     
  9. IntheWorks

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    :dunno: I did just fine with mine in low light... granted, it's not the best, but it's usable....
     
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    The shoot went really well. Shot the person I went there to see and the guy playing before (Who came up and asked for my info) One person asked me if I was in charge :rofl: A biggish lens and acting like you know what you are doing goes a long way it seems
     
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