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Old Feb 11, 2008, 10:54 PM   #11
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Very nice shots. I have not tried many shots under that kind of lighting but I know it is a challenge and you do great at it.

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Old Feb 12, 2008, 12:00 AM   #12
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All I can say is WOW! These are really awesome. I can see why the first one is one of your favorites (it's mine too), butthe third one has wonderful atmosphere/action to it - looks like they are playing their hearts out. In any case, I really like them.
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 5:05 AM   #13
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Great Shots.....Really effective

Do you have the Exif Data?

I would love to know what settings you used to get such great captures using just the available light (and I assume Handheld as well)


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Old Feb 12, 2008, 7:12 AM   #14
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These are great. Hadn't seen them last night.
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Old Feb 12, 2008, 12:05 PM   #15
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I agree with everyone else. Those are some very professional looking shots.

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Old Feb 12, 2008, 12:35 PM   #16
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markmorb wrote:
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Great Shots.....Really effective

Do you have the Exif Data?

I would love to know what settings you used to get such great captures using just the available light (and I assume Handheld as well)

Thanks all

I love doing this kind of jobs, and it feels good to hear that the results are appreciated

Exif can be read with Exif viewer for firefox, just right click the pics.

There was not much frontal lighting here, so I had to push the camera. Most of these are at 1/60 or even 1/45. The wider shots are a f3.5 or slower because I needed the DOF, the more zoomed in shots are mostly at f2.8.

On other concerts there's usually a little more frontal lighting (general rule: the more famous the band, the more they put them in a spotlight)
When you have that oppurtunity I've found the combination 1/125, f2.8 or f3.5 and ISO 800 to be most effective and to give you a lot of room to tweak afterwards.
Then still, noise reduction on the resized pics does wonders.

Do note that all of these were post-processed intensively, and not all of them would work printed out I think...
Only originally sharp and well-exposed shots like the first one and the purple guitarist look good in the large versions. The rest is pretty much photoshop magic

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Old Feb 12, 2008, 4:14 PM   #17
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Quality shots.

Shows the benefit of the fast lens for this type of work.



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Old Feb 13, 2008, 5:03 AM   #18
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Hi Tom,

Thanks for the tip about EXIF viewer and thanks for detailing your settings....you certainly seem to have mastered the art of Band photography...Great stuff (and nothing wrong with PP, to me that's all part of the modern photographers toolkit)

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Old Feb 13, 2008, 5:46 AM   #19
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TDN wrote:
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Haven't posted many images here lately, so here are some concert shots I took at a local music contest last saturday.

Not my best ever, but they'll do I personally like the first one a lot. The pose of the girl and the lighting effect around the guitarists head make it a definite keeper

These are from 3 different bands btw.

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Tom,

Your treatment of light was just right on. These two stand out. The third one could have been perfect perfect if the female singer is facing you . Nonetheless great shots of the light and color

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Old Feb 13, 2008, 11:57 PM   #20
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Bravo, these shots are fantastic! great use of the lighting and composition. I feel like i'm right there at the concert!

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