going to be taking shot of a concert

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  1. dwarrick

    dwarrick TPF Noob!

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    Hey guys

    Im gonna be taking some shot of some friends who play in a band. I was ust looking for some tips to get the best shots

    im working with a cannon rebal xt with a 18-55mm lens

    just wondering what you would recommend for aperture settings, shutter speed, ect.
     
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    Open up your f-stop all the way and hope for the best.
     
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    Really depends on the lighting and the shutter speed you can most effectively get. I figure with a lot pf people moving, you will need as fast a shutter speed as possible. Shoot in AV mode, set the aperature to the smallest f/stop (f/3.5 I think), a higher ISO 800-1600 and see what you get. Adjust the aperature till up get the DOF you want while still maintaing a usable shutter speed. If not try a fast prime lens like the 50 f/1.8. It's like $80 and should sufffice. I am trying out the EF 50 f/1.4 for a band shoot soon also. The EF-S 60 f/2.8 was too slow for the dark venue.
     
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    I shoot in manual at the few concerts I've been to with my camera. The lights at concerts constantly change and throw your light metre out.
     

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