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First gig - need some advice

 
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Dec 07, 2008 04:37 |  #1

A mate of mine is doing a show in a weeks time, and he's asked me to take some shots for him. I've never done a shoot for a performing band, so this will be something new for me.

As the sig says, I've got a 40D, and the fastest lenses I have are the 24-70mm f/2.8L and the nifty fifty, and I don't have a flash. It's probably not much help, but I'm not sure what the lighting at the venue will be like. I'm imagining it won't be too bright, so the ISO will have to be pumped.

Has anyone got any technique advice they wish to share? Do you reckon I need to hire some gear?

Also, if any Melbournians are reading this, the gig starts at 8:30pm on the 13th of December at the Espy Basement. Here's (external link) their myspace page for those interested. Entry is free.


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Dec 07, 2008 05:28 |  #2

Nifty 50 for the Espy downstairs and 1600 ISO+ will be your best bet - shoot RAW and shoot in M mode.

This would be better in the Performing Arts talk section - check out the FAQs there.


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Dec 07, 2008 06:26 |  #3

blackshadow wrote in post #6829003 (external link)
Nifty 50 for the Espy downstairs and 1600 ISO+ will be your best bet - shoot RAW and shoot in M mode.

This would be better in the Performing Arts talk section - check out the FAQs there.

Thanks for the help. I wouldn't have thought of using M.

I PM'd a mod, hopefully the thread will be moved to a more suitable location. I didn't even see the PA Talk forum :o


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Dec 07, 2008 18:11 |  #4

I find M is the best setting for shooting live shows most of the time - in camera metering is usually screwed up by stage lighting and changes. M puts the photographer rather than the camera in control.


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Dec 07, 2008 18:15 |  #5

Yeah. In my limited experience, a fast lens and high ISO is the way to go. A flash wouldn't help much anyway; I think it'd take too much away from the atmosphere. Good luck!


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