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TRIPLEPOT
18th November 2009, 07:56 PM
My 16 year old son will doing a gig at a "proper" venue for the first time with his new band, in a couple of weeks. This differs from previous gigs, in that there should be actual stage lighting. (The previous gigs had no lighting as such, so I did the best I could with a flash)
I'm hoping there will be enough available light so as to not to need the flash to get "typical" concert style pics.
So any tips/hints on settings maybe using the flash on a low setting so I get the colour of the lighting.
The camera is a E510 so IS might come in handy. I will be using a 14-54mm and have FL-36 flash. His band will be on first with just a half hour set, so there will be no time to experiment.

A pic from a previous "tour" with his old band. He's since had his hair cut:eek:

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/TRIPLEPOT/A.jpg

EDIT
This is the kind of thing I'm after. http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=2233 Off to have a read of that. Good feature the "similar threads" at the bottom of the page not seen that on the other forums I visit;)

Thanks
Mike

Rod Souter
18th November 2009, 08:23 PM
The folowing may be of interest:

http://www.ukphotosafari.org/concert-photography/

Rod

photo_owl
18th November 2009, 08:38 PM
flash isn't an issue per se for this type of shot

f5.6 with flash contribution earlier this year

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2693/4115849704_d5b751a042_b.jpg

crimbo
18th November 2009, 08:49 PM
From my days of film...
as you know the band...try get to a rehearsal to see if there are any photos that you want to get of the gig... maybe even suggest a few if there is potential...
then try to shoot available light...
ask the band not to wear white...
OM2...
http://www.paddle.shetland.co.uk/acdc-15.jpg

Sony 2M pix
http://www.paddle.shetland.co.uk/r-mctell-1.jpg

OM2
http://www.paddle.shetland.co.uk/thin-lizzy-15.jpg

OM2
http://www.paddle.shetland.co.uk/queen-1.jpg

TRIPLEPOT
18th November 2009, 08:52 PM
The folowing may be of interest:

http://www.ukphotosafari.org/concert-photography/

Rod

Bet it would be but you have to be a member to see it:mad:

Who are they then;)

Mike

Edit...... Could not get that close to AC/DC with a dSLR earlier this year at the NEC