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Lizardqing
05-07-2011, 10:05 PM
Happened to be in the right place at the right time walking around town and the production manager of a local theater introduced me to a visiting blues singer and I was invited to shoot the show. Was a very enjoyable night with some great photography fun and awesome music. Starting to really enjoy shooting concerts, they are a pretty cool challenge.

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Some more of the set are here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmobley/sets/72157626532124421/)

Iguanasan
05-08-2011, 08:08 AM
Another great set. Print and frame number 1!!!

Bambi
05-08-2011, 10:25 AM
these are awesome. you have to share your secrets :)

Marko
05-08-2011, 12:58 PM
Yup fun set - nice variety
Check out the lighting in shot 2 though - that would be my magic time. Not sure you were able to move around tho.

Mad Aussie
05-08-2011, 05:17 PM
Very cool set indeed! Some really good shots in here.

I really like shot 3. If it were mine I'd black out everything to the right of his back (removing that part of the piano etc there) and then I'd crop in closer.

Lizardqing
05-08-2011, 10:21 PM
Thanks for the compliments. Bambi, I really have no secrets. Not using any special gear, actually pretty basic stuff, and I just pretty much set the camera to shutter priority with the ISO at 1600 and go to town. Because of limited space and moving around constantly I am not even using a tripod.

Marko, I'm curious now, what would you have done differently with the lighting. For that shot I was at the corner of the stage and getting to the other side entails leaving the theater and going back in the other entrance. Getting dead center in the front is not an option, front row is just about on the stage.

I'll try that out MA, think you are right.

Yisehaq
05-09-2011, 02:16 AM
Very nice set, Lizardqing. I am very much interested in concert photography. How fast is your lens? Do you use flash?

AcadieLibre
05-09-2011, 03:38 AM
Really well done set.

JAS_Photo
05-09-2011, 03:45 AM
Great set! Love the last photo, especially!

asnow
05-09-2011, 08:47 AM
Well done set

Marko
05-09-2011, 12:22 PM
Marko, I'm curious now, what would you have done differently with the lighting. For that shot I was at the corner of the stage and getting to the other side entails leaving the theater and going back in the other entrance. Getting dead center in the front is not an option, front row is just about on the stage.

When movement is restricted...you are limited. In this case i might have just tried to move my position to the left or right or up or down just a wee bit (if possible) to get cleaner portraits without distractions (microphone cutting through the hair of the hair dude - and microphone cutting through the jaw of the bald dude). Sometimes though, not even this is possible...

Greg_Nuspel
05-10-2011, 08:07 AM
Very nice, small club stage lighting can be so limited at times, not like the powerful lighting used at concerts. Well done.

Lizardqing
05-10-2011, 09:12 AM
Thanksagain everyone.


When movement is restricted...you are limited. In this case i might have just tried to move my position to the left or right or up or down just a wee bit (if possible) to get cleaner portraits without distractions (microphone cutting through the hair of the hair dude - and microphone cutting through the jaw of the bald dude). Sometimes though, not even this is possible...

I see what you are saying. I have gotten to where I hate microphones. The set up this group had there were a solid line of them across the front of the stage, probably about 5 or 6 of them so it was nearly impossible to get a shot without them in front of someone.

Yisehaq, I use no flash at all, just what ever lighting is available. I don't want to be a distraction and ruin the show for the people watching mainly. As far as lenses, I used the kit 18-55 and a low end 70-200. I am real limited gear wise but I don't mind since it makes me get a bit more creative to work with what I have.

Hillbillygirl
05-14-2011, 08:04 AM
Awesome shooting Lizardqing. Absolutely love shot #3, but #2 is a close second.