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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 4:42 pm 
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Hi guys,
I am new to this site, so if this topic has come up before I am sorry. I just wanted to know what would be a good set up for concert photography. I am not talking about something like U2 just local bands around my area. I am pretty new to photography in general so I am just curious. I don't have a DSLR yet (still working on it). So if you could give me a basic set up camera body, lens, and if i should get an external flash that would be a great help.

Also, if you do concert photography if you could give me some tips that would be very helpful.

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Deathman2 should be able help you here look him up in the members list and give him a pm

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I did work (quit) as nightclub photographer. Just got really boring and hanign out with drunk guests isnt a blast when your not...


well i think its quite the same scenario. No light just the strobes etc..What i was working with was the prime (50mm f/1.8), and 35mm f/2 it all depended on the club the bigger ones i would grab the 50 and at the smaller ones i would use the 35. Why i chose the lenses are because they where the ones that let in most of the light at faster shutter speeds, working at ISO 200. Along with a external flash with a diffuser on it tilted to 45 degrease. The flash would capture the "people" and render some very interesting results in the background. Sometimes the light would come out a bit "tripp" when i bumped up the shutter speed a bit...

I dont knw if this helps...but i never taken "band/night" photography with anything but a DSLR...

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Hi, i did spring concert in my campus

here is the thread:
http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4644

my general tips are:
- you will appreciate zoom lens because of it's flexibility
- set the metering to spot
- Get closest you can to the band, (ask permission from coordinator
to get media pass before the event).


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