Gare Du Nord (concert)


Anvh

Link Posted 20/11/2010 - 22:54
Well i'm just back from Gare Du Nord.
Very nice concert and i had permission to take my camera.
First shot with the DA*50-135 at a tribune on the side (eye level) and later sat on the edge of the podium with the DA*16-50.

Shot around 200 photos in raw so will upload 8 to 10 shots here tomorrow when i've processed them.

Next week is the next concert, its with Lordi.
Still need to ask if i can bring my camera...
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

johnriley

Link Posted 20/11/2010 - 23:07
Moved to General Chat.

cabstar

Link Posted 21/11/2010 - 02:06
ooh Lordi should be good, the DA*50-135 is an excellent concert lens.
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Anvh

Link Posted 21/11/2010 - 09:45
Just found out i didn't install the plugins that i always used so it takes a bit longer

cabstar wrote:
ooh Lordi should be good, the DA*50-135 is an excellent concert lens.

Yes the DA*50-135 was a nice lens but I'm glad i took the DA*16-50 with me I was literally sitting on the podium, if i would stretch my hand i could have touched them
I have used 16mm sometimes but most shots where around 20 to 40 mm with that lens..
With the DA*50-135 most were around 80 to 135 mm.
Most where shot at f/2.8 1/50 sec at ISO1000 or ISO800 only some shots where shot with a higher f-number for the DOF but not so many because shutter-speed became too low.

Yeah lordi will be great, will contact them today with the hope they can give me permission to take photos.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 21/11/2010 - 09:46

Anvh

Link Posted 21/11/2010 - 12:35
half way now.
here is a small selection, all taken with the DA*50-135.
The better shots with the DA*16-50 still needs to come









Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 21/11/2010 - 12:35

JonSchick

Link Posted 21/11/2010 - 12:44
Well-timed for me as I've just got permission for my first gig next week - John Lees' Barclay James Harvest (the Pentaxians of rock!). Was planning to use Sigma 50-150 and 30/1.4 but now wonder if 16-45 may be a better complement to the telezoom?

Jon
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Anvh

Link Posted 21/11/2010 - 13:14
Jon it depends on how close you can get.
I was around the 7 meters away with the DA*50-135 and that was perfect for the lens.

With the DA*16-50 i was less then 2 meter away, just to give you an idea here is one at 16mm, still need to process that one though so will be uploaded again later maybe.



(Should have used f/2.8 1/50 also with the DA*16-50 )

If you can't get close then the 30mm lens will not be useful you will only be using the 50-150mm most likely
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 21/11/2010 - 13:21

JonSchick

Link Posted 21/11/2010 - 19:02
Thanks Stefan - I think 2 metres is unlikely to happen.... Will post my experience after the gig.

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Anvh

Link Posted 23/11/2010 - 12:29
If you can't get close then 50mm is wide enough unless you want to get the whole stage in the shot.


here is another photo.
What do you think colour(ish) or B&W?




Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

JonSchick

Link Posted 23/11/2010 - 13:20
Hi Stefan - one question is to ask about exposures and metering. How did you set up your camera? I'm thinking either spot or centre weighted may be better to avoid confusion from stage lighting (plus potentially some dialled in exposure compensation) - but curious to know your experience as I'm keen to avoid blown highlights at least on the performers (not much you can do about lights). I'll shoot RAW+ as expect white balance may also be a challenge and want to have the ability to change that on the computer......

Cheers,

Jon
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Anvh

Link Posted 24/11/2010 - 09:00
I see that the exif data isn't inside.

I used manual mode with them for that reason.
I had the metering on spot, that helped to have some indication if your exposure is still on track.

I shot everything in RAW, like you said the white balance influence the colours a lot, i did change that with all my photos.
And RAW also help me to correct the exposure in the photo.
If I had shot with RAW+ i wouldn't have used one JPG
But it isn't my way to used JPG anyway so that might explain it.

So if you can work with RAW and don't mind that, then that's the way to go I think. It makes things less critical and easier.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

Anvh

Link Posted 24/11/2010 - 13:45
More photos, with exif this time (i hope)








Is there a limit how many you can post?

ohh... I think i have overdone the last one....
What do you think?
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
Last Edited by Anvh on 24/11/2010 - 13:48

JonSchick

Link Posted 24/11/2010 - 16:19
Thanks for the additional info Stefan - I usually shoot RAW so probably best just to stick with that - it's just there may be some requirement from others for fairly instant gratification - hence wondering about RAW+JPEG!

Batteries charged and USER settings sorted so I'm ready to go. I've settled on 50-150 f2.8, 16-45 (which I'm not sure will get used) and my Panny GF1 with 20/1.7 pancake lens just for fun.

Cheers,

Jon
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Anvh

Link Posted 24/11/2010 - 18:04
Yeah dont forget to charge your battery, my was depleted but luckely was so smart to take the spare with me ^^;

Guys and Girls I really want some feedback on my photos.
Do you prefer B&W or the coloured ones?
And what do you think about the movement in the photos?
I've some photos that are sharp but they look so static in my eyes, what do you think?
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ

cabstar

Link Posted 24/11/2010 - 19:09
ok some feedback, whilst most are well exposed you need to watch microphones covering faces, the group shot for example if you had moved to the right a touch would have revealed the centre persons face.

the photo of the back of the ladies head doesn't do much for me.

i am guessing you are using spot focus, after focussing recompose so the face is nearer the top of the frame then you will get a full length shot which is more pleasing to the eye.

the key to good concert photohraphy is composition composition composition, settings are nearly always iso 1600 f/2.8 & shutter between 1/50 to 1/320 if you are really fortunate with the light, so settings are really easy hence importance of composition.

good effort, concert photography is a hard discipline in photography.
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