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Student needing advice on band photo

 
mckvakk
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May 06, 2011 01:33 |  #1

For an school assignment i've asked a band if i could follow them before, under and after a concert. To which they have agreed. Provided they get full usage rights to the photos. Which i'm perfectly okay with.

But at the same time they asked me if i could shoot some band shots of them as well. The problem is that i don't have any experience with this. The most people i've shot together is two, and that was more like a glamour shot.

Equipmentwise i have access to well equipped studios, but if they don't want studio shots i only have a speedlite 430EXII flash for lighting.

I could really use some help on this one.

If you need to get the feel of what kind of music they play:
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=HuM2e4nhYUU (external link)
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=tgrVM6otpjc (external link)

Oh, and i guess i won't get paid for this job, but i feel it's something i can't say no to since they're kind of helping me with the assignment.
Plus, if they end up using the shots it would mean a lot to me, since i'm hoping to be a photographer some day:)


I'm a photography student, so please excuse me If my questions seem stupid or basic.
pandorica.no (external link)
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/kvakke (external link)
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hania
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May 12, 2011 05:50 |  #2

I just ramped up the iso, underexposed as otherwise faces will be blown, and got as close as possible (or used a 2.8 zoom).

Monopod a must (tripod too risky if crowded)- as shutter speeds may be lowish- depends on the lighting. I can hand hold the 70-200 2.8 but not for long periods.


Fastest lens you can.

Lights changing all the time - can lead to really nice effects though, especially if band members backlit.

I found that I did a few ones of the whole band, but the close up ones of faces etc were more interesting

Be aware that a red light is a nightmare to correct for - in this case I went to mono.


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May 12, 2011 09:32 as a reply to  @ hania's post |  #3

or this one- a different feel


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