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Old Aug 23, 2009, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default Gig photography - the awful truth pt1 (5 imgs)

OK I can't put it off any longer, I'm going to have to post a few photos. In reality I'm actually quite pleased with them as I feared that none would be worth posting, although I admit that you wouldn't want to make a poster out of any of them.

All taken with the kit 18-55 lens, wide open at f5.6, exceot somehow I managed to up that to f6.3 towards the end - just clumsy and not paying attention. I mainly used ISO800 with a few at 1600. The noise was, as you'd expect, very noticeable; I only used the noise reduction facility in Lightroom.

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The first is Edgar Broughton, surrounded by a sea of noisy mist; or is that misty noise? Next along is his brother Steve. Drummers are difficult to photograph as that are almost always at the rear of teh stage and not so well lit. Then 3 more of Edgar, proving that guitarists make the strangest faces when playing
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I think they turned out pretty darn nice for the kit lens and no flash!
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I was going to say, these aren't bad at all. If you are going to do this a lot, you should get a faster lens, though. Very well done, especially in light of the kit lens.
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they even look a bit bright to me (could be my monitor though )
i would have a look in levels and check that the black is really black, it may hide some of the noise
but for a first go you did well
being in close helps too
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Old Aug 24, 2009, 5:52 AM   #5
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Well done, they look great to me, I can almost hear that guitar.

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Nice job with that kit lens. As far as strange faces go that drummer was no slouch in that department either.

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OK I can't put it off any longer, I'm going to have to post a few photos. In reality I'm actually quite pleased with them as I feared that none would be worth posting, although I admit that you wouldn't want to make a poster out of any of them.

All taken with the kit 18-55 lens, wide open at f5.6, exceot somehow I managed to up that to f6.3 towards the end - just clumsy and not paying attention. I mainly used ISO800 with a few at 1600. The noise was, as you'd expect, very noticeable; I only used the noise reduction facility in Lightroom.
The last one with the down light has the effect that I like.
Noise or no noise, I won't care. What is important is the effect

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Old Aug 24, 2009, 7:19 AM   #8
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You did these with the kit lens? Geez, why did I bother buying primes. Nice job.
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Old Aug 24, 2009, 9:58 AM   #9
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Really? The kit lens? I esp. like the last one.

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All taken with the kit 18-55 lens, wide open at f5.6, exceot somehow I managed to up that to f6.3 towards the end
It's nice to know I'm not the only one.
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Great job for using only the kit lens. Keep this up and you'll be buying something faster in no time.

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