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Zepher
31st of December 2005 (Sat), 16:13
My friends were playing at an open mic night at a local bar and decided to take some pictures. they came out ok but since I had to use the flash, you lose the ambiance of the stage lighting.
cc/edits welcomed as I am still learning and appreciate the help/tips/advice/etc...

http://www.transamws6.com/pics/bar/band.jpg

http://www.transamws6.com/pics/bar/rob.jpg

http://www.transamws6.com/pics/bar/jon.jpg

http://www.transamws6.com/pics/bar/kristin.jpg

http://www.transamws6.com/pics/bar/kristin2.jpg

http://www.transamws6.com/pics/bar/kristin3.jpg

http://www.transamws6.com/pics/bar/girls.jpg

DwightMcCann
1st of January 2006 (Sun), 14:57
We are all still learning! You need to turn on the Image Editing OK flag in the UserCP area if you want us to be able to diddle your images. I think you did a perfect critique of yourself. I would not have displayed the first image of the check with the, um, er, ah, well, duffus expression.

Wrench
1st of January 2006 (Sun), 18:15
......if you want us to be able to diddle your images

huh huh.....you said diddle.

Nice shots of the band, Manny. I always try to avoid flash when I shoot my buddy's band. Like you said, it kills the mood but you didn't over do it. They look good. Push the ISO and use the fastest lense you have with the slowest shutter speed you can and still handhold. I try to use my 50 f/1.8 if I'm close enough. Now though I have my two Sigma 2.8's and hopefully they'll be fast enough and give me a little more reach.

DwightMcCann
1st of January 2006 (Sun), 19:05
Wrench, wrench, wrench ... you know that isn't appropriate, cutting off a quote and adding your own period! Tsk, tsk, tsk. The Moderators may not take kindly to that. Oh, and diddle, when used in polite society (like me) does not have sexual overtones anyway.
Or is it that you are jealous? Whatever!

adas
1st of January 2006 (Sun), 19:31
Yeah man, go buy a 50f/1.8 or a 85f/1.8 for this kind of stuff. A bit of flash is still wellcomed, but only a bit.

BottomBracket
1st of January 2006 (Sun), 19:53
I agree, a faster lens will do wonders. You already have the best tool though for concert photography: access :)

Wrench
1st of January 2006 (Sun), 20:04
Wrench, wrench, wrench ... you know that isn't appropriate, cutting off a quote and adding your own period! Tsk, tsk, tsk. The Moderators may not take kindly to that. Oh, and diddle, when used in polite society (like me) does not have sexual overtones anyway.
Or is it that you are jealous? Whatever!

Sorry to offend, I fixed the quote. It's just a joke.

DwightMcCann
1st of January 2006 (Sun), 20:26
Cannot tell you how often I have had jokes go bad ... had it not had sexual overtones in a thread with pictures of female friends of a fellow member I wouldn't have noticed, but some here are very sensitive about some issues ... and what if it had been your girlfriend or daughter? And I lied about [only] using "diddle" in a polite manner ... I use it as you implied all the time! :-) I had no hard feelings at all.;)

Zepher
1st of January 2006 (Sun), 23:28
Thanks everyone.
the above pics were taken with the Tamron lens in my sig with a Speedlight 550EX, ISO400. I had to vary the flash from 0 to +2 stops depending on if I was zoomed in and shooting Rob (the bassist on the left) or Jon (guitar player on the right). i've only used this flash twice so I am not well versed in how to set everything up, but I am thinking of purchasing it from my friend since it does great when I need a flash.
I updated my profile to show Image Editing OK.
I am most likely going to go with the 85mm f/1.8 lens since the other concert pics by other members that use that lens look incredible.
I did try to use a higher ISO, slower shutter, and hand hold it, but the performers wouldn't sit still for me. :)
http://www.transamws6.com/pics/bar/no-flash.jpg

ACDCROCKS
2nd of January 2006 (Mon), 00:17
Flashes with Bands Never Mix, unless it's after the concert.I remember my first band shoot i posted on here.http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=101763
theres some tips. The 85MM 1.8 will do you well. Zooms work just as well if you know how to use them correctly

BruceC
2nd of January 2006 (Mon), 01:03
(newb idea) Maybe going with the 50 1.8 lens, ISO 800 or 1600 + RAW, keeping the shutter speed where it needs and shooting under exposed. Then in the RAW converter bring up the exposure. Then run noise reduction.

ACDCROCKS
2nd of January 2006 (Mon), 01:09
(newb idea) Maybe going with the 50 1.8 lens, ISO 800 or 1600 + RAW, keeping the shutter speed where it needs and shooting under exposed. Then in the RAW converter bring up the exposure. Then run noise reduction.
your thinking too much.... Photography is suppose to relax full and stress free with band photography ;)