shooting "spec"?

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  1. lisa_13

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    How exactly does this work? If I wanted to work with a band, say Weezer for example, who are fairly well known, do I just contact their management? Tell them I am a photographer and would like to work with them? They are not from my area so I assume I would ask to work with them before a show in my area.

    Has anyone done this before? I've been told multiple times I should try this. Can someone give me details on how to go about it?

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    You only have 1 lens that you would be able to use and i'm not sure how good the D80 is at high ISO's 1600+ is needed for shooting bands
    I have done this in the past you don't get many saying yes have you got any good shots to show them what you can do
    Here's a link to my shots that Paul Carrack used for his DVD
    Paul Carrack DVD Shots - Gary Clarke's Photos
     
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    ah, i should have specified - not concert shots, more like promotional photos.
     
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    Don't think you will have any chance of that,try asking local bands to start, i have done a lot for local bands
     
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    I would agree you will most likley have to start working local with smaller groups - use this time to build your protfolio and your contacts within the industry. Then you will be in a better position to move into larger league groups - having both experience, results and understanding of the industry to offer them. You can also use this time to help build your setup and your shooting method - this further increases what you can offer to the band and also greatly increases the possible technical quality that you can achive.
     
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    i do currently work with local bands. i was just using weezer as an example. what i'm wondering is how to go about asking to shoot spec for slightly bigger bands than the ones i currently am working with.
     
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    Key features


    • 10.2 megapixel DX format CCD (1.5x FOV crop)
    • Image processing engine (similar to D200 / D2X)
    • 3D Color Matrix Metering II, 420 pixel sensor (same as D50)
    • 11-area AF system (new version of Multi-CAM 1000, similar to D200)
    • Custom Auto ISO (selectable maximum ISO, minimum shutter speed)
    • Configurable high ISO and long exposure noise reduction
    • Mechanical only shutter (maximum 1/4000 sec, flash sync to 1/200 sec)
    • Quoted 80 ms shutter lag (short viewfinder blackout; 160 ms)
    • Larger, brighter pentaprism viewfinder (x0.94 magnification)
    • Support for SD-HC (SD cards over 2 GB in capacity)
    • In-camera retouching
      • D-Lighting (shadow / highlight enhancement)
      • Red-eye reduction
      • Trimming
      • Monochrome
      • Filter effects
      • Small picture
      • Image overlay
    • Multiple-exposures
    • Compact body (smaller, lighter than D70/D70s)
    • Improved menu user interface (same as D200)
    • Higher capacity EN-EL3e battery (provides detailed information, same as D200)
    • Wireless flash integration (same as D200)
     

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