Rock Band @ Talent Show

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  1. RKW3

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    These are from a talent show at my high school that occurred last Friday, I thought I would share a few.

    Instead of photographing the entire talent show, I just directed all of my attention to my friend's rock band, too bad they only played one song! He liked the shots I got though, so that's good!

    By the way, these shots were shot at f/1.8 and at ISO 1000. Still then I only got shutter speeds of 1/80, so this event really pushed my camera/lens to the limit.


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    Thanks for your comments!

    EDIT: The full set of these pics are in my gallery (check sig).
     
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    I think these look pretty great for the settings you had to use! I think I like the first and last ones the most. It's really too bad that your angle resulted in the stage chopping off their feet.
     
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    Yeah, it was unfortunate about the foot chopping. The lighting was extremely difficult too, one second it would be as dim as the first pic, and then sometimes it brightened up like in the second and 3rd pics.

    Thanks for the comment Ajay!
     
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    last one is sweet
     
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    When shooting events, (open mics are the most relevant experience of mine to reference) I think it's important to have a large amount of images to choose from when selecting the keepers. Having only played one song, you didn't have much time to get good images. Before I go out handing my card to people, I make sure that my settings are good and that the composition of the images looks good by moving around a little and trying different angles out. The composition in your images is good, but it's exactly the same in all of these. Next time, I would suggest shooting everyone that plays before your friends, because it will help you get to know the venue more, (it usually takes me at least 20 minutes to get used to the lighting and atmosphere in a place to get good photos) and will result in "test photos" of people you don't really care about.

    My general rule of thumb:
    Take more, they can always be deleted or not used. It's not about quantity, but quality from that quantity. You feel?
     
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    I know how it feels to shot a show like this, its touch. In between songs i had to run up to the stage and adjust my strobes that were taped to misc objects with gaff tape.
     
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    Thanks! and thanks for the bumpage.
    Thanks, I was actually taken by surprise when they were the first performers of the talent show, so I had less time to set up as well. They played like one 2 minute song and I took 60 shots, only 10 are keepers though (see my gallery in sig). It was really spur of the moment and I didn't have time to really practice beforehand, haha.
    I really appreciate the comment. Plus I might add that I shot this show for my friend for free & everything, just out of good will. I gave them a CD of the full-res photos the Tuesday after the event also. (just thought I'd add, although it's kind o random)
    Thanks for the comment Jim, I actually couldn't even run up near the stage since it was a nicely seated auditorium and if I ran up to the stage I'd get in people's way. I just made sure I got a first row seat for shots, I'm lucky 50mm was just enough range.
     
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    Haha, limitations suck.

    Also, i really like the borders, very professional.
     
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    Haha, thanks.
     
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    very nice with the time you had.
    atleast there werent constant strobes
    that could mess you up
     
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    Thanks for the comment!

    Jeez I gave up on this thread a long time ago, thanks for reviving this thread everyone. :biggrin:
     

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