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Old Mar 7, 2010, 3:08 AM   #1
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whew...boy am i whupped . here are a few of the shots from needtobreathe @ warehouse live in houston texas

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i was quite impressed with how the panny FZ35 performed for this newbie. i didn't have time to fix red-eye in #1 yet. i also took some video, but will have to figure that out later. i think this camera does amazing things!!

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Old Mar 7, 2010, 3:28 AM   #2
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Awesome shots, Mary!

FYI I see the FZ35 has a red eye removal function (separate to the usual double-flash), which I haven't tried yet.

What I'm most impressed about though, is that the Arcsoft MediaImpression software that comes with Panasonic cameras, has an automatic function - you don't even have to point at the eyes, it finds them itself!

PS Can you share any exif info on your photos pls?

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thanks greg! for the exif info download a free program (there are several-i use Opanda IExif 2.3). once you've got that installed you just right click on the photo and then click on View Exif and you are set.

i really didn't have a clue to what i was doing~i mainly used settings that Sarah Joyce suggested. i fiddled with metering and flash. as i said very pleased.
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Looks like the FZ35 did it's stuff here.

If you get a chance to give it a bash again I would be tempted to try to get more ambient light in so the lights in the background are not washed out by the flash. This is one of the rare times that I would suggest working with shutter priority (if you are not comfortable with full manual that is) and dial in 1/30 second with the same ISO. The flash will still be doing some work but won't be so much and the other lighting will get to play it's part. There might be a small amount of motion blur but generally the artists are pretty still when at the mic. If you do this you should find the stage is illuminated much more the way you saw it which should be cool. If they are very well illuminated by their stage lights then this is by far the best, and forgo using your flash. I would be tempted to shoot ISO1600 and see what I could get with no flash to capture the atmosphere.

Anyway, I love concert photographs so good to see some.
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These look real good plus Panny handled the colored lighting well.

How far away was the subject?
What is your estimate of the zoom (in X) that was used?
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Thanks, Mary-

You got some really wonderful concert photos. Well done.

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Great shots Mary, hope you had a great time as well
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What is your estimate of the zoom (in X) that was used?
Using iExif reveals

1st photo
Focal Length = 41.9mm
Focal Length In 35mm Film = 236mm

2nd photo
Focal Length = 53.7mm
Focal Length In 35mm Film = 302mm

3rd photo
Focal Length = 33.5mm
Focal Length In 35mm Film = 188mm

Unfortunately it doesn't tell us the distance lol.
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mark1616 and sdromel~

let's see i was in the third row crush of bodies from the stage, so i estimate 9-12 ft from stage. if i remember right (this was a few crown & 7s in ) i was using the AF Macro for these.

thanks all for your encouraging words and suggestions, i appreciate it. also learned i need a larger camera bag. the one i had was just to small

i've got about 200 shots from last night to play with. i'll post a few more after i cull through them and clean them up.

p.s. if you haven't heard needtobreathe check 'em out.
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Dunno if this is right, but assuming a 6' tall performer & those FLs then I calculate the performer distances to be at least 12' (@34mm) but not much more than 20' (54mm). (Average distance 15'.) If so, then that is pretty good. Used this calculator & assumed 1/3 of a person was the final object size:

http://www.usa.canon.com/industrial_...lculator3.html

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