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mudrickphoto 10:17pm, 26 June 2007
ok quick question for u all, what is the best way/setting to get good results shooting live bands.
There are some great shots posted here so if you want to share your secrets post them here.
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shutterBRI PRO 11 years ago
well...my experience is they only tolerate the point and shoot cameras at the concert...dslrs are prohibited so you need a P&S that has a fair amount of control

even at that, I just snap as much as I can assuming I will have some jewels among the junk

it also helps if you have a P&S with a variable angle screen so you can easily shoot above the crowd
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
cool, what the use of the flash the impending approch of security? how do you all deal with that?
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shutterBRI PRO 11 years ago
I don't use flash...it usually ruins the shot :-)
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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
is that because it reflects of any smoke etc to dull the shot (probabilly not the best explination in the world but you getg what i mean i hope!)
Doug Springer 11 years ago
It's because even the most powerful on-camera flash only has an effective range of about 25-30 ft., and the camera will be using a faster shutter speed expecting more light. So what ends up happening is you light up the backs of the heads of everyone in the 5 rows in front of you.

Get a P&S with 6-10X optical zoom and ideally some manual control. I use a Panasonic DMC-TZ1 (now disco'd, but the TZ2 and 3 are out), and have had excellent results at a lot of shows when I can't get my dSLR in.

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mudrickphoto 11 years ago
wow great shots, thanks. and thanks for the info, i use a sony cybershot dsc80, however i've never had the opertunity yet to try it out in a live show..so we'll see what happens when i see rush in october!..

what manual settings do you use??
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