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Old 24-03-2009, 18:46   #1 (permalink)
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Question Gig photogrpahy help?

Good day to you all!
I was just wondering if anyone had any advice for taking pictures at gigs?

if it helps im using a fuji finepix S5700 and will most likley NOT be allowed flash.

i will also be positioned in front of the barrier by the stage.

any advice would be greatly appreciated =)
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Old 24-03-2009, 19:09   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Gig photogrpahy help?

Honestly I like to see what you can get from this camera at a Gig.......
I don't think it allows to shoot in RAW either right?

My advice would be try to catch the flow of the gig - try to take pictures of the people when they are not moving much. Anticipate their movements and capture the moment just before it happens.

The low light is going to be a challenge so try to find where the spotlights are at and use what lights they have on the stage to help you, you can actually get decent lighting with certain shots.

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Old 24-03-2009, 19:17   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Gig photogrpahy help?

im not enteirley sure about shooting format tbh
any advice on shutter speeds and aperture?
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Re: Gig photogrpahy help?

You will have to increase the ISO. This will also increase the noise, but that is something you might have to put up with in order top get any shots. Use the widest aperture you can and it might be a good idea to experiment with the ISO during the support acts to see what the lowest setting is that you can use. I doubt that you will be able to use a very fast shutter speed, so do as Dookie says and try to anticipate when the acts are going to be still.

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Re: Gig photogrpahy help?

and the problem with hi ISO is that its a fuji and they are renowned for being more than everagely noisey,....... and i can back that up as i have had 3 of them and everyone of them was very very noisey the minute you went above 200
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Old 24-03-2009, 20:59   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Gig photogrpahy help?

okaay thanks =) ill be sure to let you know how it goes XD
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Re: Gig photogrpahy help?

If you use PS then you can download a trial version of the program called Noise Ninja to help you out a bit with the noise OR you can use some PS trickery and do some sort of layers to blur your background hence reducing the noise but keep your main subject in focus and cleaner. Anyhow, I am pretty sure you will need to do some PS work. So the trick here is not to try to get WIDE angle shots where you need a big DOF. Concentrate on one subject at a time and then use PS to savage what you can.
For wide angle shots that you feel you need, I highly suggest converting them to B&W afterwards as you can get away with a higher noise level with B&W photos as most people don't find it as bad on the eyes.
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Re: Gig photogrpahy help?

Choose the moment to take the shot and that is when there is minimum movement of the artists.The slow shutter speeds that are required to get a reasonably exposed shot will blur the shot very easily.
I took some shots recently with my wifes Canon Ixus 850 and using ISO 1600 the shots still exhibited too much motion blur for me.
Anyway have a go and don't worry about the noise and set the camera to its highest Iso setting and just try and get some sharp images and then worry about reducing the noise afterwards

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Old 25-03-2009, 12:35   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Gig photogrpahy help?

thanks alot for all the respones! its been pretty helpfull =D
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