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  1. 57%_Burnt

    57%_Burnt TPF Noob!

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    How's everybody?

    My name is Mike. It's my first time here, but hopefully wont be my last. It's nice to finally find a solid photography forum.

    I've been shooting for a while, but recently have started taking more concert photos at shows that my band plays. In some small venues, cigarette smoke and fog machines can create quite an aberration. So I was curious, does anyone know any good methods for shooting good, sharp and contrasty images through smoke?

    Plus I just wanted to say Hi.
     
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    Fate TPF Noob!

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    Welcome to TPF :) I'll let the more experienced guys tell you about the techniques..... good to see you do some band photos... im planning on doing some for a friend. Hope too see some pics soon!
     
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    Don't use flash, use high ISO and hand-hold or tripod. Use the fastest possible lens and get as close as possible.

    Welcome!

    Rob
     
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    57%_Burnt TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the comment's and welcome's.

    I think a tripod would probably help my cause a bit, but unfortunately, it's very difficult to work into that kind of shooting scenario. And it's not uncommon for me to shoot lower film speeds for rear-curtain flash sync'ing and nice motion, as a lot of the bands I shoot are punk/hardcore acts, and it makes a great feeling for the photos. But I might try the tripod if its a more docile show, and see if that gets good results. I've also heard of using a red filter for B&W.

    I suppose we'll see how it turns out!
     
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    welcome to the forum. I guess you like Dillinger Escape Plan, because your name is the other portion of the 43% burnt (anyone who doesnt know, DEP is a band, and they have a song called 43% burnt) Awesome, and start posting some pics!
     
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    Try some T-Max 3200 for gigs. It'll give you really rough grainy images, but it's ultra-light sensitive and will allow you to shoot at f8 with a 200mm lens at 1/500th.

    Rob
     

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