A&P tips for shooting a gig in a bar?

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  1. dumbaznboy

    dumbaznboy New Member

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    so my friend asked me to shoot a set of him performing at his first gig...never done anything like this before. so i'd like some tips and pointers.

    -Nikon D70 + kit lens
    -tripod

    thats all ive got...havent had the time to shoot much nor the money to buy more equipment, even thought ive had the camera for 2+ years


    the gig will be at a bar, so dim lighting with random spotlights i think.

    thanks in adv.
     
  2. Tedrzz

    Tedrzz New Member

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    you probably wont want to use the tripod. use a high iso. try to get as close as possible and use the widest setting on your lens so the fstop wont go higher than f/3.5...faster shutter speed

    GOOD LUCK
     
  3. Dan-blackline

    Dan-blackline Registered Sex Offender

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    ISO 1600, F3.5, try get the fastest shutter speed you can, which isn't easy.

    Do a few shots with rear sync flash too if the band move about a lot, makes them look really energetic as it conveys the sense of movement well.

    If you can pick up a 50mm 1.8 it will be amazingly useful, I found the f3.5 of the kit lens wasn't really fast enough on its own.

    Try time yourself with the flashing lights so the band is a bit more lit up.
     
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    kronik85 New Member

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    also try timing at the end of major movements where they might be stopped in movement for longer... reduces blur a bit.
     
  5. NJGuy

    NJGuy "Fuckmefuckmefuckmefuckmef uckmefuckmefuckmefuckm OT Supporter

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    High ISO and have him buy your the 50mm 1.8 before hand as payment or part of the payment =)
     
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    The 50mm 1.8 is a bomb lens for shooting gigs in bars. People hate on it for being too long or too short, but it's worked well for me.
     
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    Dan-blackline Registered Sex Offender

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    I did find the 50mm a bit too long for my liking, but the 1.8 is godly for low light situations. I would have preferred a 35mm to supplement it.
     

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