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  1. goodoneian

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    i took pictures of my friends band last night. second time taking pictures of music, so i'm pretty satisfied with my results. i know they aren't composed the best or at all for that matter, because i was holding the camera up 90% of the time without using the view finder. anyways, tell me what you think.

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    You definitely captured the energy in your shots... especially the second one!
     
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    thanks :D that's what i was going for. i'd have to say the second one is probably my favorite out of all the pictures i took
     
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    anyone else?
     
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    What lens were you using and what did you do for lighting? If you don't mind posting your settings, that would be great.

    I think these pictures are great, focus is good. #2 is my favorite.
     
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    of course i don't mind;)

    on all of those the shutter was 1/60th, f/4, iso 1600. the lens was the 10.5mm f/2.8 fisheye, and i used nx2 to correct most of the distortion.

    as far as lighting goes, just an sb-600 on camera with the flash head tilted backwards and a warming gel bounced off the ceiling/ white drapes that were hanging down
     
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    Hm, I would maybe try lowering the shutter speed to get a bit of blur on the drum sticks, convey a bit of motion? I dunno, just something I might try. Good shots, though! Number 5 makes it seem a bit empty in...wherever that is, my favorite is definitely number 2.
     
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    yeah, i tried doing that but then i couldn't get everything as sharp as shooting at 1/60th. and i agree, number 5 makes it look like barely anyone was there haha
     
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    great pictures.

    shows are soo much fun!
     
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    #2 is amazing! The energy is conveyed wonderfully and having some of the crowd in there singing like that totally makes the image!
    And ISO 1600?? That's amazing! Did you use a noise reduction software afterwards? What camera do you use? My D80 at 1600 is so noisy!
     
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    no noise reduction in camera or post, and i was using a d300 ;)
     
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    ohhhh you lucky!
     

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