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.
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The other bands that night were not so energetic.
End of the Night
Sound of Speed