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Old 18 May 2009, 04:41 AM   #1
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New lenses and first Concert photographs

So a good friend of mine held his first concert with the new band this saturday, so it was a great excuse for me to get some new lenses and try photographing something else besides watches...
I got the Nikon 50mm F1,4 and the Tamron 28-75mm F2,8.
I haven`t cleared the pictures with the band yet, so I wont post pictures that show their faces, wich unfortunately is just about all of them
I`ll make sure to post them when they clear if you guys are interested.
I wore my Explorer all thrue the concert and it blended in just perfect a real stealth Rolex.

It was a very nice crowd



Some hard riffs





Not that often you see the peace sign on a heavy metal concert

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Old 19 May 2009, 11:22 AM   #2
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Nice shots
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Old 20 May 2009, 07:35 AM   #3
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Well after some sorting, this is what came out in the end. For my first concert shoot and being a complete moron at this, some actually turned out ok I think I sure learned alot that`s for sure and in the end i guess that`s what counts.



















I would love to get some feedback and tips on these.

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Old 22 May 2009, 02:47 PM   #4
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For a first attempt, you have done a great job. If I was to be very picky, about the only observation I'd make would be to use the rule of thirds on some of the pictures. That's putting the main object 1/3rd of the way in the picture but I'm sure you know that.
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Old 24 May 2009, 10:36 PM   #5
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Wow. They are fantastic.

Rule of thirds? I thought that only applied to burgers & beer?
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Old 24 May 2009, 10:50 PM   #6
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Ramban, the shots are great.

What model of Nikon are you using?

Have you tried the 28mm to 200mm Nikkor zoom. Very nice lens.
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Ramban, the shots are great.

What model of Nikon are you using?

Have you tried the 28mm to 200mm Nikkor zoom. Very nice lens.

Sorry for the late answer
I use the Nikon D90. Havent tried the 28-200 but I`m thinking of buying the Nikkor 70-300 wich have gotten some great reviews.
On a sidenote all these pictures are taken without flash, hense the high iso and noise. the room was really badly lit.
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Old 11 July 2009, 01:59 PM   #9
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You did some good work there.

Black and white shots are edgy and they came out well. I would like to see more color shots since that's where you can see how well you did. But I agree with AJ on the 1/3 rule. You don't want your subject to be dead center unless it's a portrait.

I would also recommend trying to keep the focus point on the eyes. For concert shots especially in a club, you have to time yourself with the lighting. If you plan to do more concert photography, I recommend trying out the 85mm f/1.4 and the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR. The 70-200mm gives you a lot of room to work with if you can't get close and the VR gives you an extra stop.
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Thank you for the tips, Vu!
I would love to do some more concert photos in the future, learned alot from this one and all of your tips will make the next one better I`m sure
I did feel however that F2,8 didn`t let through enough light though, or is that me not being able to time it right? I had to use very high iso when using my Tamron 28-75 F2.8. to get some decent shutter times or else it just turned out blurry or too dark.
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Old 13 July 2009, 09:31 AM   #11
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Thank you for the tips, Vu!
I would love to do some more concert photos in the future, learned alot from this one and all of your tips will make the next one better I`m sure
I did feel however that F2,8 didn`t let through enough light though, or is that me not being able to time it right? I had to use very high iso when using my Tamron 28-75 F2.8. to get some decent shutter times or else it just turned out blurry or too dark.
2.8 is the fastest you can get for a zoom lens, so the only thing better is to get VR. I've used the 70-200mm f/2.8 VR for concert photography in the past and it has worked well.
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