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    Photographing bands

    I have a few friends who are in bands and they are insisting that I photograph them next weekend. Ughh.. They are my friends, so I'm sure they don't really care about the pictures, but I'm not even use to my camera yet. I told them, but they are still on my case about it. Lol. I guess I'm just going to try my best. All I can do is learn. So does anyone have any pointers? All I have is an XTi and the 18-55mm lens that it came with. Lol. I'm going to be shooting outside mostly. They wanted me to photograph their show, but its going to be dark and that would be hard.

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    I'd recommend shooting at the 18mm end and getting as close as possible.
    I would also recommend shooting with the flash, but set it to -2 FEC [flash exposure compensation] so the flash exposure does not overtake the photo.
    I'd also recommend hooting at ISO800- ISO 1600 to avoid camera shake.

    Will you be able to invest in the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens? It is small, cheap, and optically fast.

    Good luck.
    I would google search band shots or search around here to get some creative inspiration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheObiJuan View Post
    I'd recommend shooting at the 18mm end and getting as close as possible.
    I would also recommend shooting with the flash, but set it to -2 FEC [flash exposure compensation] so the flash exposure does not overtake the photo.
    I'd also recommend hooting at ISO800- ISO 1600 to avoid camera shake.

    Will you be able to invest in the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens? It is small, cheap, and optically fast.

    Good luck.
    I would google search band shots or search around here to get some creative inspiration.
    Yea I'm getting that lens soon. I've read tons of great things about it. Thanks for the help.

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    shoot at f5.6 or more...for day shots
    high ISO for night shots...
    18mm-30mm range preferred as the the long end of the kit lens is not really sharp...so closer you get the better....
    flash depending on the lighting and your need....fill flash or full blast...adjust the flash accordingly
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    Nikon EM, Series E lenses 50mm f1.8|28mm f1.8|100mm f2.8, Sigma 80-200mm f4.5-5.6
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    Sigma 24mm f1.8|50mm f2.8|105mm f2.8 Samyang 8mm fisheye
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