Concert shooting - photos from the first gig

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Poki, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
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  2. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur Subscribing Member

    Nov 13, 2012
    Ad Dieleman
    Not being an expert, I think these are excellent. I like that they are up-close, you really get to see the performers and the black-and-white ones appeal most to me. If this is what you do as a noob, I'm looking forward to your work when you have emerged out of your noobness!
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  3. ChangshaNotes

    ChangshaNotes Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2012
    Great shots Poki! My favourite is the second colour one, though I like them all.
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  4. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Thank you, but I probably won't shoot concerts regularly. It was fun, it definitely is a good experience as a photographer to have, but it's not where my heart is. Still, I think I got some nice ones (especially at the second gig -- will post them tomorrow).
  5. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Nice work Poki!!! I like them all since they capture the "feeling" of the singer & quitar player so well

    My personal favourite is #4. I don't know why but there is something in the colour tones ("earthly" tone) in that one that draw my attention :thumbup:
  6. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    No complaints at all.

    Concerts are tough as the lighting keeps changing intensity and color and the performers don't sit still, (often).
  7. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Nice looks like you may have shot at 6400, what lens did you use?

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  8. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Yep, used ISO 6400 quite a bit alongside 1600 and 3200. Used the kit zoom for shots #2, 4 & 5 and my 24mm Sonnar for #1 & 3.
  9. xXx1

    xXx1 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 15, 2013
    One benefit using Nex (or serious compact) in concerts is that there may be restrictions for "serious" cameras. A fellow pro uses Panasonic Lumix LX7 for concert work for that reason.
  10. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    That's true. Although I sometimes wish to have a bigger camera when those people with smartphones tell me their smartphone for sure takes just as good pictures as my NEX (can't they at least say THEY take as good pictures as I do? That, I wouldn't mind) ...