Atmosphere and Abstract Rude show. (picture heavy!)

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  1. DoshKel

    DoshKel TPF Noob!

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    I went and saw Atmosphere and Abstract Rude (there were two other groups, but we got there late) on Thursday and got some pictures. It was packed, so I pretty much stayed in the same position the whole night :(. There were too many people to move around. Wish I had a photog pass haha. Anyway... tell me what you think!

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    Here is the whole set: http://flickr.com/photos/doshkel/sets/72157607736072580/

    If someone doesn't mind and has a little time, I would would really appreciate anyone going through the set and telling me which ones they like or hate heh.

    Enjoy!
     
  2. goodoneian

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    they all look pretty good to me. lighting at shows/ concerts is pretty annoying at times but yours came out pretty good for the most part. i like the last picture you posted the most though, because the lighting looks the most natural. atmosphere is way cool btw
     
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    i love slug/atmosphere...but not as much as i love aesop and lif.
     
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    pasteofanchovie TPF Noob!

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    Most of those shots aren't bad for being in one place the whole time. I really like 8 and 10 personally. Was this you first time shooting a concert?
     
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    I'm not sure why, but they all look like they could be improved upon, some. Maybe it was the lens or the camera or the post, but I've seen some concert pics that blew me away. Also, I've only had a chance to do it once, and came away with pics like this:

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    I sat here looking back and forth a few times, and I think I know why... you used the wrong metering mode for your pictures, I believe. I used SPOT metering to make sure that the subject that I took a picture of was the one the camera properly metered for, where as yours was (I am guessing) dynamic metering, letting the camera expose for the entire frame instead of just the "subject".

    What exposure mode was your camera in at the time?
     
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    Thanks. This is my second time shooting a concert. The first was a smaller venue though.

    JerryPH: Yea I agree. A lot of them aren't great, and I came out of the show a little annoyed because I know I could of got better shots. I used Tv and Av the whole time. 1/60 and 1.8 most of the shots. I was using a 50mm 1.8 and an Xti. No post though.

    goodoneian: Thanks :). Sometimes I really like concert lighting, other times it sucks. Oh well.
     
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    I think part of the problem is your framing wasn't that interesting... however "part of the problem" is overstating the downside a bit... from seeing a lot of pictures of concerts on this forum, I think yours are pretty good. The lighting in these is really a bear.

    It's interesting to see what that 50mm can do with low light. I was using mine today at a party... just standard incandescant overheads, and not a lot of them, and I could pull off 1/60th second exposures. Amazing.
     

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