Music while shooting???

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  1. rmh159

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    Does anyone ... else ... listen to music while shooting? For some reason certain songs make me feel like picking up the cam like Nine Inch Nails - The Great Below. Am I alone on this?
     
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    I have thought about it certainly - though I think the only time I will is if I am in my room shooting. I don't like the idea of music distracting me when out and about shooting (people walking round towns with music always miss things - like people shouting to stop walking on the wet cement ;))

    Most of the time I am out in the countryside and out there I think the music would be a distraction more than an aid.

    also it would mean investing in an MP3player - that is like the whole cost of a good polarizer!
     
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    I don't listen to the same music, but I do listen to music when I'm out shooting. Especially if I'm out by myself. Doesn't happen too much when I'm shooting weddings... lol
     
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    Nope, sound offers a lot of cues for interesting things to shoot, not to mention that being completely immersed in what you're doing without the distraction of music can be quite cathartic
     
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    On the way to where I'm going. Once there, I prefer to listen to Mother Nature...... or at least the surrounding area. I get too involved with the music.




    Did I mention that I'm an old fart and Alzhiemers runs on both side of my family tree.








    On the way to where I'm going. Once there, I prefer to listen to Mother Nature......
     
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    Absolutely not. For two reasons:

    - I deal with music day in and day out, being that I do music for a living and I need a break.

    - Listening to music detracts from my contact with the surroundings, the ambient noises (I shoot landscapes, mostly).

    But... I will listen to a nice album (i.e. any Pink Floyd) on the way to shooting.
     
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    So you don't turn on loud rap music at weddings? haha
     
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    i shoot wildlife....so no, then i wouldn't be able to hear them
     
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    usually running away as soon as you raise your camera to shoot ;)
     
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    You can't beat a bit of death metal when you start to climb that clock tower. Oh, wait... never mind.
     
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    hello all,
    I find I prefer the silence to concentrate on what I am shooting. But, I agree that I will use music at home for shooting----just background instrumentals.

    Maybe some classic jazz or classical with no vocals at all---like that.

    Does anyone use props for the ladies to wear? I am thinking of buying some good pearls for that purpose.
     

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