Live music pics

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  1. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Sep 14, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Kevin
    One of the reasons I got into photography was concert/event photography.

    I'm starting a thread for live music pics. Feel free to add as many as you like. If you can, try to leave as much info about the photo as possible as it may help others shooting in the same situation.

    Example and first photo...

    Bar stage with decent lighting. Problem was it was blue and red. Made for horrible color photos.

    At first I processed in black and white.

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    Then I went back, cropped a little and did a vintage Px-70 filter and tweaked colors

    Sometimes going for the "artsy" works well IMHO.

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    Enjoy and look forward to seeing more.


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  2. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    John
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    Coco Montoya plays the blues at a local club. Canon FD 135mm f2.0 on Sony
    Nex7. Coco started out with blues legend John Mayall. He is a "down bender"
    which means that he pulls the strings down to bend the note rather than push
    them upward.

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    Guitarist playing outside a restaurant in Savannah, GA

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    Native American Festival with "Painted Raven" playing under the shelter of the
    stage on a rainy morning. Sony A7R & FE 70-200mm.
     
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  3. Alex66

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    Klammer
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  5. Alex66

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    The Degenerates

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  6. hodad66

    hodad66 Sony Guru

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    A7R & Leica 90mm
     
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  7. Alex66

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    The Eureka Machines, possibly the best and tightest live band in the UK at the moment.
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    Most of these images from the previous 4 posts have been shot on a Nex6 with the 50mm OSS lens a few on an A7 with the 55mm Sonnar, but I tend to use the Nex 6 combo more than others as it just works for me.
     
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  8. Lucille

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    Sony Rx1, 35mm f2, ISO16001/160sec.
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  9. Jefenator

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    Jeff
    This is a subject of particular interest to me since I actually make my living as a musician. I'm often bugging my fellow players with the camera onstage, though they usually don't object when I can make a photo collage for an event instead of coordinating a bunch of hectic schedules to try and do a group photo.

    I am very partial to the A7 with a fast prime for low light work. (Though I do notice: the stage lighting is tremendously important. Tempted as I am to invest in an A7sII, if I'm being honest, a couple of LED spotlights would probably benefit the photos a whole lot more for a whole lot less money.)
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    I've been doing this kind of stuff since I got started in photography and music in the 1980s. Much as I find myself hitting certain limits with my current gear, you'll never catch me grousing. Not as long as I can recall trying to do nightclub shots with super grainy 400 speed film, back in the day.
    This was kind of a fun and unusual application of the stitched panorama:
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    Just happened to be there with only the 85mm. Not many other options for getting the whole group in one frame. The stitching isn't completely perfect, but I think I actually prefer this over a more conventional capture with a wide angle (plus I got to chose from a couple different frames of each player).
     
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  10. Deadbear77

    Deadbear77 TalkEmount Hall of Famer

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    A7rii 85 1.4 Vivitar


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  11. hodad66

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    Mark McGourley on a late afternoon playing the Native Rhythms Festival.... 2013
    shot with Sony NEX 7 & Nikon 105/1.8
     
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  12. Lucille

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    Sony A7S, 55mm Zeiss f/3.2, ISO640, 1/100sec.
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  13. unlo

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    Matt
    scrolling by really fast tricked me into thinking this was a johnny cash photo!
     
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    Bob
    I am not much of a country guy, but I love Johnny Cash. :thumbsup:
     
  16. hodad66

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  17. Alex66

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    Eureka Machines earlier in the year
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  18. bmg123

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    An excuse to share these old ones :D

    12130761705_66a38c2cac_c.jpg Hi-tide live @ Queens park centre by Ben Grady, on Flickr

    10997819103_0747277357_c.jpg Turin Brakes @ Wycombe by Ben Grady, on Flickr

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    I like to add a bit of motion to my band images, which some dislike but it's a personal motif I guess

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    All on my old NEX-7, not bad considering how poor it was for low-light
     
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  19. tomrock

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    There are some great pictures here!! I love shooting bands. This is a shot of the Late Show Band in Indianapolis. They've played together since the seventies and still put on a great show. A7 with the Sony 28mm f2.0 wide open.

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  20. tomrock

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    And here's the second guitar player from the Late Show with the 55mm lens stopped all the way down to 2.0.

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