Any more tips for shooting concerts?

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  1. Jaszek

    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    So I'm going to be shooting a concert today and do you have any more tips? I'll be using my 70-200 and my 50, maybe my wide angle to show how many people came, I'll use my flash and i'll be shooting in RAW. Any more tips?
     
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    ... dont use your flash. with both the 50 and 70-200, being that they are both fast lenses, you should have enough available light to be able to shoot without a flash. most of the time if you dont have permission from the band to use a flash then dont. its very bothersome to most bands, also, inconsiderate and rude on your part.
     
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    I wont use my flash at fuul compensation. probably at -2. And I don't think they will mind that. It's a Reggae concert so its not that bad :p. Im going to the club 30 minutes before they open the doors to the public to set up :p.
     
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    Maybe too late but don't use your flash at all.... If the lighting is decent, your 70-200 should be fine. If you get close the 50 would be good - my favourite is the 85 f1.8.

    Flash will ruin the feeling and atmosphere and will mix with the coloured lights....
     
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    Agreed. Here's a shot with a 50mm without the flash. The flash would definitely ruin the atmosphere (and possibly annoy the band members).

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    Good luck with the concert ;)
     
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    Yea i'll see since every time I go there they have different lighting. Sometimes its really bright and other times you could barely see anything. I'll use my flash to take shots of the people waiting outside :p.
     
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    Yeah, but if you don't need why pack it?
     

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