« An interesting thread | Main | Hmmm, I don't suck at this. »

July 03, 2007

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83452838969e200e0098c33158833

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Concert Photography - What I learned on My First Try:

Comments

Craig Persel

My gosh ... you really nailed those shots. Technically superb and very well composed. Bravo.

Eckhart Derschmidt

You did a great job - these are some excellent concert shots. As for pop concerts, you have a good chance of having good lighting (being able to shoot with exposure times of about 1/400 at ISO 1600 is just perfect), which is most often not available in smaller clubs. In the jazz club where I often take some pictures, 1/60 at ISO 2000 is all you can get (at the best, often it is not more than 1/15) (well, fortunately jazz musicians usually do not move that much). Sometimes it is just not possible to get a good shot just because there is hardly any light available. Usually, I take a few shots and then set the camera to manual mode with an exposure/aperture that will produce good results. Exposure compensation is set to -0.7EV or -1EV depending on the light conditions. Shooting mode is set to continuous, which increases the chance to get sharp images (most the time it is not possible to use a tripod). A very specific problem of shooting in a small club is that the noise of the shutter can be a problem when the music is rather quiet. I pay attention not to disturb the other guests (and also the musicians) with excessive shooting, but not all photographers do. So when there are more people with DSLRs present at the concert, I normally only take a few shots. After all, its the music that is most important and not the pics made from the concert....

Stu Egan

I think they're great and perhaps the two things that struck me most were firstly the fact that you reaped the rewards from the preparation and thought beforehand (I think of photography as being reactive to what I see rather than being proactive and planning ahead, if that makes sense; perhaps I should change my outlook from time to time), and secondly the colour in the images is so good.

Is it fair to say that at some stage (possibly after the beer?!) your attitude to potential problems you flagged up - extreme backlighting, ever-changing lighting conditions and ever-changing light color - altered? Because it looks to me that you realised at some point they were things that wouldn't hold you back in terms of taking good photos but things you could use to your advantage in order to make the photos interesting.

Anyway - very interesting (and I've long described myself as technically-ignorant in photography and also generally zone out when faced by such admittedly-important stuff) and enjoyed the photos.

Jeff Seltzer

These are great! It's nice to see how you sucessfully participated in several components of this project - from CD art, portrait, events, and concert! That's really great! I think the concert shots are nicely done and technically well executed - the colors really pop. Perhpas next time you could explore some alternative techniques, e.g., motion blur, panning, or somethinge else to put your unique signature on the images, if you know what I mean?

Chuck

Not sure how I missed these comments up until now. I guess I'm not a expert blogger. Thanks all for your input, comments on this post. Eckhart makes some good points to consider for this type of photography. Be sure to read his comment.

Chuck

Tory Burch

Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning and saw a photo posted in my Pbase PAD gallery. I must not be dead, just on hiatus. Oh well, back to blogging about photography. Next up...feedback from a pro.

Tory Burch

Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning and saw a photo posted in my Pbase PAD gallery. I must not be dead, just on hiatus. Oh well, back to blogging about photography. Next up...feedback from a pro.

Tory Burch Outlet

That's really great! I think the concert shots are nicely done and technically well executed - the colors really pop.

Moncler Outlet

I woke up this morning and saw a photo posted in my Pbase PAD gallery. I must not be dead, just on hiatus. Oh well, back to blogging about photography.

Moncler

I must not be dead, just on hiatus. Oh well, back to blogging about photography. Next up...feedback from a pro.

Jordan Shoes

I must not be dead, just on hiatus. Oh well, back to blogging about photography. Next up...feedback from a pro.

Microsoft Office

Ah well your comment! I did you good!

Coach Outlet Store

The bagless Coach Outlet must have its container emptied, which could be problematic if you have an asthmatic or an allergy sufferer in the home.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment