Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by jimiismydaddy, Mar 15, 2007.
I love this guy, he gave me some great pictures lol
#6 is probably my favorite. What settings were you using?
I use my 50mm/1.7 and put it on aperature priority to make sure i stay on that 1.7 then auto shutter speed. I usually manually set my WB around 3000 and do some test shots and adjust from there. Continuous focus is a must too.
I see. I've been asked to shoot a gig this weekend, so I just needed to see what settings everyone else is using.
Just expect to take lots of shots and not keep a lot of them because of out of focus and not great composition lol. Sucks, but you rarely get perfect shots.
Stick to the suto focus. With such a small ap. # your not gonna be able to tell if it's in focus or not. Set your camera to the center focus point focus on the center and recompose. I liked about f/2.8 on my 50mm.
I like your #6 the most
Thanks for the tip.
I totally disagree with going Aperture mode. I set mine to time priority of 1/10th - 1/25th of a second and hope for the best. I go with the time mode to minimize subject movement. Some blur is ok but it's easier to save a dark photo than a blurred one. I keep checking what my Aperture value is when I shoot to see if I can speed up the exposure or if I need to slow it down. Each person on stage will move differently so some people will be ok with 1/10th, some won't be good until 1/25th or faster. And the light metering of your camera will in general suck because of the lighting changing every time they move.
I use a 50mm f1.8, 28-75 f2.8 and a 70-200 f2.8. I set the ISO to 800 depending on the lighting so that I can get 1/25th or so. I do test shots when they are doing sound checks. I also use little or no flash, the flash seems to do more harm than good. I generally won't do many shots at ISO 1600, they are too grainy for my liking.
And I expect about 80% - 90% of my shots to be bad. It's the nature of the thing. You're in the worse lighting conditions with people moving fast.
Some of my shots from last weekend, Strangeway @ the Pgh Hard Rock Cafe:
That's the full set, no editing.
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