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Photography at Concerts

Neil Anderson is off-line
08 January 2014 10:12
stolenfaces
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Quote from Discretion
Professional concerts.



As opposed to? School concerts?
What sort of content are you talking about ?
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08 January 2014 10:31
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Quote from stolenfaces
As opposed to? School concerts? What sort of content are you talking about ?



How many schools do you think could afford HMI lighting?

It's probably only viable for use on commercial (eg. pop/rock concerts or major theatre) productions, smaller venues will simply use tungsten due to its cheapness.
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Neil Anderson is off-line
08 January 2014 10:47
stolenfaces
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Quote from RedChecker
How many schools do you think could afford HMI lighting?



It's probably only viable for use on commercial (eg. pop/rock concerts or major theatre) productions, smaller venues will simply use tungsten due to its cheapness.



Most smaller venues in London now use LED lighting (presumably due to electricity and bulb costs).
His concerts sound pretty pedestrian if he is recommending bracketing.

[obviously I wasn't suggesting that he was photographing School Concerts, I was asking him how his answer specified anything. All of the gigs I go to are 'professional' and nothing like the ones he seems to frequent]
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02 June 2014 07:00
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Quote from Discretion
Professional concerts.


Some artists are more well known than others which I have photographed.


Will is off-line
28 June 2014 04:27
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Too many variables in terms of concert genre, camera type and metering and lighting. There is no 'one size fits all. You need to know your gear, know your photography skills and adapt to the situation. At one 3-day festival event I found the stage floor gave a good custom WB and spot exposure reading - until the third day by which time it had muddied up somewhat.

Whoever is organising the event has the right to set controls on photography. If you are just going along on a chance do not think you have the right to take photographs.

Prince got it right. He told his audience to experience his concert in person, not via their digital devices.
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28 June 2014 05:34
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Try searching the forum for previous information in this topic, it's been well covered. As a start point, understanding how a/your dslr works is helpful.


Preswylfa is online
28 June 2014 06:30
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................ As a start point, understanding how a/your dslr works is helpful.




Too true as I found out trying to use my Nikon D3200 with a studio flash head.
For a start it turned out that the camera was far more intelligent than my mediocre brain smiley and that's why it's wise to have your forum buddies to help you.
Anyhow I perservered and eventually nailed the buggercheeky.
Job done.

Mike.




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