Gig photos, good or bad?

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  1. bigfatbadger

    bigfatbadger TPF Noob!

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    I've been doing a few photos for a local magazine lately and did some for a world cup event last night. They had a couple of bands on afterwards that I also took photos for. I've done a few of these now and am really challenging myself to try and find new angles on stuff, so with that in mind, what do you think of this?

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    Now, I know technically there's lots of things wrong with it, but does it work for you as a shot?

    Any opinions gratefully recieved!
    Thanks
    Jon
     
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    Personally I would prefer a shot where you can see the band a bit better, I mainly am a music photographer, and I just tend to go for the more focused on the band shot. Experimenting with different angles is always good when shooting at gigs, keep at it! When you get it right you can produce some really amazing photos, it's just quite hard to do. >_<'
    Sorry, I really suck at explaining stuff.
     
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    It's a good angle...but I would hope for something just a little more in focus.
     
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    Yeah, I usually go for the band shots first and then have a wander to try and find other stuff. I might have another go at something like this if possible, but obviously, actually taking care to avoid the camera shake and focus properly!

    Cheers all
     
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    Feels snapshot-ish! The woman in front pulls away from the subject is is kind of distracting. A different angle is something I'd like to see...keep shooting!
     
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    What lens are you using?

    I would highly recommend a 50 mm with a very wide aperture. That helps you speed up your shutter speed. I can't live without my 50mm! :wink:
     
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    Yeah I use the 50mm a lot, I like the shots from this camera but I'm tending to get a lot of the same ones. I'm starting to experiment a bit with other angles. If anyone has any good ideas!
     
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    the girl in the front, no good! it takes the focus off the band i think! try a tripod fro these shots, i also found with shooting bands you get good portraits or facial shots, because they show alot of expression!
     
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    Don't be shy. Get on the floor right under the band with your 50 and get a closeup!
     
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    Sorry, I probably didn't explain myself properly.

    I'm alright at the close up shots (or think I am, any crit on the below is always appreciated) but am looking for different angles and ideas because I'm slightly worried that my band shots are always looking the same. Here's some of my closer upper ones: -
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    different band in the last one, same night.

    So i guess what I'm wondering is : how do I (or how do you) capture more individual shots of bands? Should it come from just sitting and watching them for the key moments? Or from working around the environment a bit more? That was what I was trying to do with the first shot.

    As per usual, any comments / crits appreciated!
     
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    Much better, I like #2 and #3, try going for some lower angles shooting upwards at the person in hand, sometimes it can look awesome. Keep it up!! :)
     
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    #3 is a good shot!! much better than before! keep shooting
     

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