Photos for CC my first band shots

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  1. Hooker771

    Hooker771 TPF Noob!

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    These were in a very small venue and was wondering for my next time out how to make them better. I tried not to use a flash for the most part. The band FYI was called Paranoid Android and were a Radiohead cover band. Unreal group if you get the chance. Dont feel like you need to comment on all.

    All of these were shot with a Canon XS and mods were made in lightroom. The lens was either the nifty 50 or my kit 18-55

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    1Exposure:0.01 sec (1/100)Aperture:f/1.8Focal Length:50 mmISO Speed:400
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    2Exposure:0.017 sec (1/60)Aperture:f/4.0Focal Length:50 mmISO Speed:800
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    3Exposure:0.4Aperture:f/4.0Focal Length:55 mmISO Speed:800
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    4Exposure:0.1 sec (1/10)Aperture:f/4.5Focal Length:90 mmISO Speed:800
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    5Exposure:0.077 sec (1/13)Aperture:f/1.8Focal Length:50 mm

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    I only like #1 reminds me of Weird Al Yankovic
    even at iso800 there is blur but the shutter speed should've been increased

    #last one is cool however a better focus would've looked better
     
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    Do you think a faster shutter would of helped on the last one? Especially since it was handheld
     
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    Always use a tripod using it just as a handheld puts you at subject to vibrations which will result in blur.

    I would attempt to re-take the last one it's actually I think with the right DOF it would all come in perhaps go into a manual focus if possible

    I am sure other members here who are more informative can provide better tips so your photo stands out.
     
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    I think you did a pretty good job overall,especially for a first time. On shots 1 and 2, I think your cropping is a bit too tight,and that a bit more space around the guitarist/singer would improve the images. The expression captured in shot 1 is pretty good though.

    I like the blurring of the hand on shots 3 and most especially 4--I think the motion blur adds quite a bit to the shot.

    I think the final shot could use a slight bit more depth of field, but overall the concept is simple and clear. Again, overall, these results are pretty good for a first time--I've seen many much worse efforts turned in.
     
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    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Interesting that you managed to shoot #4 at 90mm on a 18-55mm lens.

    Overall pretty decent for a first effort :)
     
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    Nice catch Fokker, I was pretty inebriated at the club that night. I guess I slipped in a shot with my 250? Strange. But I looked back at the data and it was the 250.! HA, im suprised there was enough light.

    Derrel, I went back and this is the original #1. And the same photo with NO decrease in saturation. Any help on the photo would be appreciated as its probably my best from the set and I would like to have 1 keeper anyway. As for number 2 its not cropped at all, I guess I was sitting too close for the lens.

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    Its a bit noisy but that never bothered me. I probably like this photo because I am a guitarist myself. Not sure how a general audience would take this shot.

    BTW I think you did very well for your first time shooting a live band. Do you know this fellow? I noticed he let you take a picture of his guitar. Is that the same person in this shot?
     
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    Yes. This was his first night with a new band. THought I would try to memorialize it.
     
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    I like #1 the best. It's got a certain moody, ghostlike feel to it. I can almost smell the smoke and beer in the club. It doesn't work as well in purple. It just looks kitschy and distracting having the color like that. You were right to crop it where you did. The figure on the right in the wide crop is distracting.
     

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