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Old Nov 6, 2005, 2:21 PM   #1
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Took this on thursday night. IT of a friends band. I had only had my new camera (350D) for about an hour before, and i dont know much about what settings to use on an SLR (Well, i have some knowledge, but not enough to put into practise). So i just shot away using different creative zone modes and adjusted shutter speeds and ISO throughout. This was shot at 1600, and computer software tells me it was f3.5 and a shutter speed of 1/125 :-)

Any tips on settings for future concert photography would be very much appreciated as i will be doing lots more concerts! Would appreciate constructive criticism on composition etc also!

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Old Nov 6, 2005, 4:27 PM   #2
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I can't help you with camera settings for concert use but I can make a recommendation for composition. About half of this picture is stage! I would have zoomed in more and use landscape mode (horizontal) to get more of the performer and less stage.

Aside from the composition, your exposure looks good, white balance looks good. ISO1600 is prone to noise but I don't see much here. You said the camera was a 350D. I am not familiar with that model. What brand is it?

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Old Nov 6, 2005, 5:20 PM   #3
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Sorry, to clarify it is a Canon EOS 350D.

Thanks a lot for your comments!

I shot lots of more closely zoomed shots, but i was trying for something different here as i had access to the side of the stage.

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Old Nov 6, 2005, 5:32 PM   #4
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Sorry to post another one! Comments much appreciated!
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Old Nov 6, 2005, 8:53 PM   #5
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Harrison wrote:
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Sorry, to clarify it is a Canon EOS 350D.
Cal,

I got one of those ! Thats a Digital Rebel XT here.

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Agree with Cal, the foreground stage expanse is unecessary. A cloer crop or a tightre zoom onto the performer are easy solutions but when you are in the midst of shooting a live performance probably the farthest thing from your mind.

The action you caught is superb.

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