Concert Photography Help?

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  1. clee27

    clee27 TPF Noob!

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    Okay so I'm not exactly doing concert photos BUT it's the same idea, dark room and people performing...but I want to do the best I can! So to get to the point I was reading this article....
    http://photo.net/concerts/mirarchi/concer_2.htm

    anyone have another article I can read? or hints or tips
    also, do you have to have a 2.8 lens or better to shoot?
    currently i'm using the 28-135 zoom lens and I don't really have any tips on using that....soooo what should i do just put it on the widest aper which is 3.5 and iso 800 and use the AV function but what about the flash, i noticed it wouldn't fire (fyi i just got it today) YAY!

    any help/pointers or links to get me somewhere would be awesome! thanks so much for all the help!
     
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    You don't need a 2.8 lens no, however the faster the lens, the better. What I would do is set your camera to shutter priority (Tv in Canon-ese I think) and set it to 1/60 or 1/125, and crank ISO to the highest usable setting (Not really sure what it is for a 10D, but 800 shoud be fine). The reason I suggest shutter-priority vice aperture priority is because in low-light situations you may find that the camera sets the shutter speed below that which you can hand-hold (1/30 is about the absolute minimum unless you're well practiced). Note that 1/125 is really the absolute minimum to stop movement, and if someone is really moving, that may not even be enough. At 1/60 you will still get slight movement, but [hopefully] not enough to worry about.

    Good luck.
     
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    thanks so much!
     

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