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The Band

By supervm2
I would like you to give me some help with this pitcture. I took it without flash, i tried to get a natrual picture of the band playing got some blur on hand movements did could I have used a faster speed to take the picture should I have moved the iso up/down to help? the camera was in partial metering mode. i shoot the picture in T/V mode
Any help would be appreciated thanks

Tags: Music Band Bands Landscape and travel Portraits and people Flash and lighting Night and low light

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pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1965 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2010 12:57AM
Have a look at this article from the Techniques Section (click on the word "this"). I think you have done quite well here. The black curtains in the background are a photographer's dream. It looks as if there was sufficient lighting, so you didn't need to use flash. Upping your ISO would give you a faster shutter speed (you had it quite high anyway), and that's what you needed here because, obviously, the band members will be moving all the time. A bit of motion blur on the hands is acceptable. You have a full-band straight-on shot and I would suggest being a bit more creative, taking shots from different angles. I think that if you concentrate on one member of the band, it is easier to press the shutter at a time when the head is fairly still, focus on the face and get that sharp. Trying to get all four together without some movement will be difficult. Use a large aperture to try to freeze the movement and to get more light. I am not an expert on this subject, but there are people on this site who are. Just go to the Photography Gallery and do a search for gigs, bands, etc.

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