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Flies Are Spies From Hell

By andgramar  
Taken at a gig in Oxford, I'm still trying to get used to taking photo's in dark conditions so all comments welcome.

Tags: Photo journalism Music Band Oxford Live music Flies are spies from hell The cellar Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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culturedcanvas 14 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2006 1:23PM
Hi, the photo just isnt sharp enough .. either get the ISO boosted, buy a faster lens .. like a f1.4 50mm prime or use some type of flash if you can find something to bounce it off ... Dan

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User_Removed 17 39 6 Scotland
25 Sep 2006 2:33PM
Good attempt at an difficult subject and just luv the title

25 Sep 2006 3:11PM
Thanks for the would have to be the new lens as the one i'm using only goes down to f2.8 so that is the plan when I get the money Smile

As for the flash I keep thinking about trying it but it would totally kill the atmosphere of the photo.


flaggy 13 4 1
28 Sep 2006 4:11PM
Yeah, it's difficilt innit?
Had my first live shoot last Friday and got another tomorrow. What ISO were you shooting at?
Everything I've read points to the 1.4 50mm prime too. So it look like we're both ebay bound.
Flash distracts the artists and the audience and, in my opinion, that isnt fair. It takes away from the lighting too. Yer subject wouldnt have been so red and, after all, they were being lit like this anyway. So, in my opinion, it can detract too.
Not a bad shot. Stick in there.

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