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Old 11th of July 2012 (Wed)   #31
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in the instances where i can shoot the whole show, it's not like i have my camera up to my eye all the time...i don't think the review suffers at all.

btw, it looks like yr site is down.
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Just unbelievable, just when I thought I had no more unlimited sets left, went to another gig tonight and had the time of my life.....again
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Deal with the 3 song rule and get on with it. If your good enough, youll get the shots you need in 3 songs.
While I would probably sugarcoat it a bit more, I agree, it's enough to get what you need if you are competent. Is it optimal? No, of course not, but not very much is when it comes to photography.
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taken after the 3rd song...

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taken after the 3rd song...


That's because they hadn't escorted you out of the building
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didn't need an escort...i had a ticket.
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OK, perhaps I got that mis-interpreted
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my photo was intended to show that there are some shots that you just can't get in the 1st three...here's another



obviously a competent shooter *should* be able to get enough good shots for a usable gallery in the first 3 songs. but there are gonna be choice moments that don't occur during the 1st three. a shot like this one below is one of the reasons i like to shoot the ATP fests...once you are out of the pit, you can shoot from the house w/o anyone bothering you. Not that I continue shooting for the entire gig, but it's nice to be ready.
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I'm not doubting your competency or anyone's on here

I was just trying to say, if you didn't have a ticket or do a review, they're likely to escort you out of the building
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From another point of view it really used to piss me off when I'd paid serious money for a front row ticket and the pit photographers were bouncing all over the place holding a camera as high as they could, I'm a tad more understanding now but it really does annoy those in the front row
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From what I've heard the 3 song rule applies because artists are generally 'fresher looking' during the first 3 songs, because gradually as the show progresses, they become sweatier and a little rough after their performance, and part of their 'image' is to look flawless / like they never break a sweat doing what they do...

I also think that it has to do with being disruptive, if I was at a show, I would want to fixate my eyes on the artist, and concentrate on their movements, a photographer could get in the way or create a 'distraction' during the show, or could distract the band members...
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From what I've heard the 3 song rule applies because artists are generally 'fresher looking' during the first 3 songs, because gradually as the show progresses, they become sweatier and a little rough after their performance, and part of their 'image' is to look flawless / like they never break a sweat doing what they do...
i would think that this really would only apply to pop acts
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From another point of view it really used to piss me off when I'd paid serious money for a front row ticket and the pit photographers were bouncing all over the place holding a camera as high as they could, I'm a tad more understanding now but it really does annoy those in the front row
Good point you make. I shot Lana Del Rey recently in Adelaide and i have never seen a pit so packed, and we were only allowed 2 songs. Those punters had been waiting down the front for a long time to see her, they wouldnt want a pit ful of togs in their way the whole time..
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Reviving this thread once again!

Thanks to all the experienced photogs for sharing their skills in techniques, rules, and frustrations with concert photography.

My question: Opening bands / other acts; does the 3-song rule apply to each act? So you run up and shoot 3, hide, then run up and shoot 3, etc. But in all seriousness, how does that work?

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for a show that you've got access to a photo pit, the same rules will apply.

my experience is that unless it's specifically stated, in a GA club there are no restrictions. or if you get the hairy eyeball from on stage.
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