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12-12-2012, 10:19 AM   #76
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In most pictures in this set, it seems like there are quite a few colored lights in the club but the people have natural skin tone that is very well detailed as well. Any idea how these were achieved? (low light, natural skin tone, very sharp images, use of flash (or soft box?)...).

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Gary set the white balance manually and in this case used a flash. The lights are behind the models heads.

An example of lots of color with WB set manually and the colored light behind the performer.
Big and Rich


And someone bathed in color and nothing can be done about it and it works fine
Joe Satriani

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The K-5 and 50-135 is an excellent combo! No need to avoid water, rain and stuff at festivals. Here are some shots I made last summer at Storsjoyran in my capital Ostersund (Sweden).


Raphael Saadiq


Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds


Maja Ivarsson of The Sounds


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12-12-2012, 03:08 PM   #79
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Well done, love the B&W

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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
Gary set the white balance manually and in this case used a flash. The lights are behind the models heads.

An example of lots of color with WB set manually and the colored light behind the performer.
Big and Rich


And someone bathed in color and nothing can be done about it and it works fine
Joe Satriani

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Yes, of course. That makes sense. In other words, you manually remove the dominant color on the subject's skin in manual WB. If there's too much red, you move the dot towards blue. That's it, right? Until you get the skin color you want? I'll try this next time I shoot. I'm going to shoot a concert this coming Friday. Next investment would be a good flash (I don't like flashes, specially at concerts). But I guess a few pictures of friends between sets shouldn't bother people too much.
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Another way to do that is in post processing. You can adjust the WB there too. Actually easier.
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That's how I usually do it, in post processing. I don't know why, but when I first read your other message, I was under the impression you were saying he was setting WB manually on is camera. It's true, much easier in post. I leave WB on auto on the K-5.

As for the flash, do you have any idea what type of flash he's using? (external flash or K-5's flash?)
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flashes often aren't allowed with performances so i won't look too much into that.

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Agreed, I've only done one show where flash was allowed. They are in night clubs so you can use colored gels on your flash for the light temp.

I just did one on Friday where I was at ISO 5000, F2.8, at 1/80 the entire time and there was red light. challenging but fun.
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I've shot a few concerts. Not with the K-5 though - only recently bought the K-5 II s, and have been using the K-7. I generally use the FA*80-200 and the DA*16-50.

This one was with the A*135 F1.8



This is the FA*80-200, cross-processed in Lightroom.



Also the FA*...



DA*16-50

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jimbob Productions Quote
Also the FA*...
Excellent sharp shot, especially given all the tech parameters - 200mm, f2.8, 1/125. Also full of colour and life.
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I don't know if you've seen this short video of the cactus V5 or not. I'd like to try this approach some day. Very creative.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Into The Lens Quote
I don't know if you've seen this short video of the cactus V5 or not. I'd like to try this approach some day. Very creative.

Cactus V5 - Power of Multi-Channel Triggering - YouTube
wow, who knew? that is such a great approach!
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Yup! If you can't beat the colored light, make the colored light! lol!
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QuoteOriginally posted by john5100 Quote
Well done, love the B&W
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