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Let's Roll Donogan at Skylark Cafe

 
Cliff ­ Nordman
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Oct 01, 2009 03:09 |  #1

This Saturday I went to the Skylark Cafe in West Seattle to photograph some local bands. "Let's Roll Donovan" was the opening act. They performed on a little stage at one end of the cafe, so I was able to get very close. I used my 50mm f/1.8 lens exclusively. The stage was quite dark, so my ISO was either 1600 or 3200 and exposure times ranged from 1/30 to 1/80. Motion, shallow DOF, high ISO, and long exposure times are all enemies of sharpness.

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I'm new to shooting concerts, so I welcome advice on how to improve.

24 photos on Flickr (external link)
The other bands that night were not so energetic.
End of the Night (external link)
Sound of Speed (external link)



  
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Oct 02, 2009 08:08 |  #2

1st shot was a good capture of the moment, but as you already realise, seems a bit soft..
shots like 4 seem a bit cluttered for my taste..

Improvement comes with practice (in my opinion)... It's all I really use to try and improve, just get out there and shoot as much as possible


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