Shooting a band tonight.

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  1. roadkill

    roadkill TPF Noob!

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    Hey yall. I was contacted by a local radio station who is doing a benefit with several bands and they want me to cover it. This is extremely last minute and I wonder if anyone had some quick tips for me. It's in a local gallery and I'm using the gear I've listed below. I'm going to work and will get back to this post in a few hours. Any advice would help. Thanks...
     
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    Well, go early so you can scope out spots, use the 50mm for portraits while they are setting up, everything else, use the 18-55 with the flash, no telephoto, it will be too slow.
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    And more importantly scroll down and read the other thread on concert photography.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Don't be afraid of high ISOs. Go to the library and see if you can find some old Rolling Stone mags. I find perusing ultra grainy film photos helps me keep my noise concerns in perspective.
     
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    I would go Strobist style with the sb600. The Nikon CLS is a very versitile system and would work well with a shoot through umbrella in this situation. If you don't have an umbrella and stand, go with the 50mm and a wide apature. Good luck, and have fun!
     

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