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Rock - live on stage...
Posted By: Duh_Vinci, 07-15-2007, 02:54 PM

Last night went to the local show with "Bentt" and "Wicked Stick" Absolute blast, great sound quality and much better stage lighting than my first show, so it was much easier to capture these guys on stage!

And big logo "CREW" on the t-shirt does have it's little privileges: full access to stage and back stage, no entrance fee, testing exposure during lighting setup, free drinks and good times!

My friends from "Bentt" I shot with Tamron SP 28-75mm f/2.8 ISO 800:

"Wicked Stick" was coming on the second set, and I wanted to try how FA-50mm f/1.4 would do. While it is kinda nice to have the flexibility to zoom in and out, at 50mm, and being so close to the stage - just a little lean forward or backwards, or step or two in any direction - works just fine with out having a zoom.

One thing I've noticed, FA-50 exposes and records reds little differently than Tamron... So FA-50mm f/1.4, ISO 800, aperture anywhere from f/1.4-f2.0

Thanks for looking, C&C always welcome!


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07-15-2007, 05:45 PM   #2
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Nice series. The last shot is my favorite. Second is probably number 4, though that may be because I like the guitar!
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Sweet favorites are the ones of the two different drummers; I liked the framing and perspective on those best. Thanks for sharing. How's your hearing today?!

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great job. Looks like a lot of fun

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Thanks for the comments everyone, really appreciate it!!!

In general, photographing people is one area where I always felt uncomfortable, but meeting so many different people and in such relaxed settings - I really am enjoying the "new journey"

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Outstanding shots! The last few of this first lot are my favorite as I could see their sweat on the face.

Some of the motion blurr are well timed as well
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i like the 50mm shots the best!

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Thanks for the comments! These two lenses are definitely performing very differently, but I like them both in their unique ways.

After getting somewhat comfortable with stage photography - I'm thinking I will have do ditch the idea of getting DA* 16-50mm and go for 50-135mm instead (really wish it was 50-150mm though), at least at first I think I can use the longer range better to my advantage...


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