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1st of September 2006 (Fri), 00:52
This band clled Scary Kids Scaring Kids played mondya night at the Belmont, a local venue in Fresno, Ca. They were on the SIlver BUllet tour with Haste the Day, August Burns Red, and Destry the Runner. Please check these pics out and tell me what you think. I also have a queston, at the venue they have about 8 different tones of lights flashing abhout 1 light every 2-3 seconds, and at random, so I had to guess when to shoot, usualy I was on time but sometimes not, any ways to get some great shots no matter what the color lighting?
This was my first time shooting at a venue, I hope to get a lot of advice, and go back out next week to shoot some more at another show, and get some better shoots. Thanks in advance.
Everything was shot with a Canon 50mm f/1.8
My 7 Favorites from the Show:
ISO: 1600 1/160 f/3.5
ISO: 400 1/160 f/3.2
ISO: 400 1/60 f/2
ISO: 400 1/60 f/2
ISO: 400 1/60 f/2
ISO: 400 1/50 f/2
ISO: 400 1/30 f/1.8
1st of September 2006 (Fri), 01:55
i would of used a higher iso. the 350d can push 800 and 1600 iso with out to much noise showing. as it is now some of em are a tad soft.
1st of September 2006 (Fri), 04:18
I like # 3 best....instead of the kit lens, I too, got the 50mm 1.8 first, and started with it last month on a new 30D....I'm now going to push the ISO up tonite for the first time....I also bought the 50mm, 1.4 right after trying the 50mm 1.8, the 1.4 lens makes a big difference right off the bat at these dark venues.....when you look at the 1.4 lens the glass is vastly wider, heavier too.....# 2 and # 4, I also like...#3 is loaded with great angles of motion.....
Mine Equip. (all Canon): 30D Body, 50mm 1.4 USM, 50mm 1.8, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 not USM kit stock, 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 IS USM Wide Angle Telezoom, 75-300mm 4.0-5.6 Telezoom, RS-80N3, several tripods, mono pod, no flash yet, dozens of filters/close up lenses.
1st of September 2006 (Fri), 07:58
#1,3 and 5 are nice, but the first are too dark, and the latter is blurry and has a microphone in the way...
Next time, try to avoid microphone stands in front of people. ;)
Quite good light, but that's no reason to use ISO 400... Using ISO 1600 would have given better results in the last ones: Now they are not crisp.
On the lighting: I usually set the camera to Av, and let it deal with the changing light values. For WB I usually use K=2800 to 3400, depending on the color of the front light. (It is tungsten, so about 3200K when unfiltered and full on IIRC.) I sometimes change WB in DPP afterward.
1st of September 2006 (Fri), 08:46
The first three are too dark, and the second set of three are too soft (althought the girl who's "chimping" in #4 is in focus, so that's something).
Any chance of you being able to move around in a venue like that? Maybe mix it up a little?
1st of September 2006 (Fri), 08:54
Actualy, I was allowed to be on stage for the 40 min set, but only in one spot. So I chose that over the crowd. Alright guys, thank you very much for the advice, here is what I have got out of this expierence: SHooting higher iso evene if the light is ok, it will make the images sharper. Setting the camera to AV would be a great idea, I was in M most of the time, changing the settings like mad for each shot, but everything but the blue/reg lights over exposed. Thanks for the help guys. I really appreciate it.
1st of September 2006 (Fri), 10:35
Nice pics I think. SKSK are one of my favorite bands!
1st of September 2006 (Fri), 11:04
Really sweet shots dude, i agree with the ISO but really sweet, No.3 and the last are my fave!
1st of September 2006 (Fri), 16:01
Thanks guys. IT was all very constructive, and Im going to the same venue on Sept 29th to see Just Surrender with AMber Pacific and others, so I will defantly use all the advice and make the correct changes. Thanks a lot guys.
1st of September 2006 (Fri), 16:06
Geez, why is it that the guys always strip but not the wimmen? I wouldn't risk getting all that sweat on my equipment. Anyway, lots of energy in your captures and if you follow the advice already given your next set should be considerably better ... we anxiously await! :-)
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