First try at a shutter speed lower than 60!

Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Taralyn Romero, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. Taralyn Romero

    Taralyn Romero TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Colorado
    My first attempt at a shot with very low lighting. I only took two pics the entire night of my friend's band since I had to stand in the very center of the "dance" area to get the shot... very embarassing as I don't like being the center of attention like that... so, two shots and I ran back to my little corner!

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  2. ClarkKent

    ClarkKent TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2005
    Messages:
    2,020
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Kankakee,IL
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I think that it looks pretty good for your first time doing so. Theather lighting/Disco type lighting can be very difficult to shoot in because its always changing. I found out this weekend how it likes to change shooting a show choir compitition. All in all pretty cool!
     
  3. Chiller

    Chiller Mental case

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2003
    Messages:
    9,736
    Likes Received:
    271
    Location:
    F@cking Hell
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    These are great for your first attempt. The lighting in these places are butal, but you did really well.
     
  4. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    8,487
    Likes Received:
    102
    Location:
    locked in the attic
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    i think you did well here....i really like the second one :)
     
  5. Taralyn Romero

    Taralyn Romero TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Colorado
    Thank you all for your comments! I will be taking more shots of the band two Thursday's from now at another venue (for free). I'm hoping I'll be able to put my stage fright on hold that night so that I can take the time to hopefully get some better ones. They are just starting out as a band and don't have any real pics yet - lucky for me!
     
  6. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Messages:
    3,941
    Likes Received:
    72
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Definatly takes some getting used to when you're shooting live shows.

    Bands usually really appreciate it though. And everyone else thinks you're a pro.

    These pics a great by the way. Colours and light levels are great.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. fotogenik

    fotogenik TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2006
    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
    would love to see the exif info on these so I can compare it to the stuff I have shot in similar situations. I assume you shot these on the d50?
     
  8. JonMikal

    JonMikal TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2004
    Messages:
    12,262
    Likes Received:
    327
    i agree...good job!
     
  9. cjoe

    cjoe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2006
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Newcastle, Australia
    ^^ Maybe you should have taken more? Thats what I like about being a photographer, not so much being the center of attention, but rather being in 'the zone' where its just you and the subject.
     
  10. Taralyn Romero

    Taralyn Romero TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2005
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    25
    Location:
    Colorado
    Thank you everyone for your comments! I'm pretty please with the lighting as well but dissapointed that I didn't stay out there longer..... next time!

    Oh yes, the D50 is the only camera I have capable of doing such a shot. I believe on the first shot I was shoointg F1.8 w/a 1/50 shutter. THe second shot was F1.8 w/a 1/30 shutter. I had the internal settings on incandescent to remove the orange/red.
     
  11. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    6,071
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    in the middle of north carolina
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Ah, imagine what it was like to walk in ten years ago... no light balance then, no instant preview. No way to 'check out' the lighting. No way that the ever changing existing light could be read correctly. With film it was simple, set up your camera, make the best guess you could based on your meter and shoot bracket, shoot again, then bracket again.

    No wonder hacks like me used to blow everything out with a powerful strobe. Then print it black and white for posters. Strobe does have one benefit, If you are lucky, when he bites the head off the rat you catch it just right. I really, really am impressed with the things digital photography does.
     
  12. Rob

    Rob TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    6,217
    Likes Received:
    134
    Location:
    London
    Ditto the great Chiller!

    Well done!

    Rob
     

Share This Page