Regarding live band photography...

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by BeccaBeatdown, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. cameramike

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    it really depends what type of show it is whether or not you are allowed camera\flashes. if its a big time band playing at a big time venue (basically if its an underground band you will probably be allowed). also chances are you dont have 300 +$ to drop on a lens.


     
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    Of course, it is an expensive route to go down, but then so is buying a new flash.
     
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    It's a challenge.

    I'll plainly say I'm an amateur still learning to master my Nikon D70 (almost 5 years later) and I've bravely tried to shoot at a variety of clubs (not concerts). Lighting? It's horrendous.

    I have an external (SB-800) flash but tend not to use it in these shoots. I prefer the stage lighting to capture the ambiance, usually from the other side of the room (with a 70-300mm lense).

    If I >knew< the performers (an unbelievable luxury!!), I'd position myself as close as possible for the shots I wanted. If possible, use a tripod, and pretend you're shooting at night.
     

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