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eddie_dane
10-26-2008, 01:17 PM
This was the event I worked last night. It consisted of four country music acts, part of the Country Music Television Tour. Here's one of my favorites

http://www.shutterdoggy.com/photos/cmt2008/CMT2008_300.jpg

You can see 76 more here if you like:

http://www.shutterdoggy.com/photos/cmt2008/cmt2008.html

TFitch85
10-26-2008, 02:29 PM
awesome shot.. live music photography is my favorite!!

toriaj
10-26-2008, 04:06 PM
Wow, that's some excellent work. My faves are #4, 22, and 64. I love the colors in your photos, is that all from the lighting? Whatever did you do with whitebalance? :eek: Any tips?

eddie_dane
10-26-2008, 04:46 PM
all colors are from the show lighting. I used to be obsessed with color correction until I just learned to go with the flow. WB is set to auto and for most shots, I use a -.7 to -1 ev because the lights changing so fast tend to freak out the meter and underexposing really helps retain the colors. The far off/wide shots are manual exposure for the same reason, just trial and error.

Of course, I also use CH and continous focusing. If I get 1 out of 5 keepers, I consider it a success but I'm getting better at that ratio.

toriaj
10-26-2008, 06:26 PM
So you don't change the WB in PP? What is CH?

eddie_dane
10-26-2008, 06:37 PM
No, these were shot in jpg and I would adjust the blacks and use noise reduction in Lightroom. CH is the D200's high speed burst mode. I have burst on the D50 on as well but it's obviously not as fast. I tend to use the D50 for the wide shots and the D200 for the action shots.

Tomcat
10-26-2008, 07:45 PM
How do you get in with an SLR? I took my first concert pic's last Friday. I used a Cannon SX10IS. Sorry guy's but this is my wife's new camera. I only had a week to learn how this thing worked. My pictures were grainy looking in the dark areas.

What ISO do you use, SS, Apt.?

Your pictures look great

eddie_dane
10-27-2008, 06:00 AM
Thanks Tomcat. I'm actually paid to photograph all the events at this venue so that's how I get all my stuff in. Plus having access to the stage goes a long way as you can imagine.

Almost all of my stuff (with few exceptions) is shot @ 1600. There is a good bit of noise but nothing compared to shooting with a point and shoot with a much smaller sensor I'm afraid. Even so, i do have to use a good bit of noise reduction (in lightroom 2).

I generally shoot in P mode with auto ISO on and a minimum shutterspeed set to 1/30th. The wide shots are usually shot in manual mode.

Tomcat
10-27-2008, 06:33 PM
Thanks.
With shutter speeds that slow is a tripod required?

eddie_dane
10-27-2008, 07:06 PM
no, no tripod.

Turo
10-27-2008, 07:18 PM
Thanks.
With shutter speeds that slow is a tripod required?

Great pics, eddie!!!

1/30th is typically the slowest shutter speed I can shoot at handheld and still manage to get sharp results (not always, but typically). Anything slower will require a tripod for me. But everyone is different, of course.

Rooz
10-27-2008, 11:24 PM
great photos. crap music. :p

eddie_dane
10-28-2008, 06:24 AM
Rooz,
I respect your critique in both regards :D

Turo,
The miminum shutter is not just for handheld but also to freeze the people on stage, the move around a lot more than you think.