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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

Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:17/85 focal 33.0 T/v 1/5 av 4.5 iso 800
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Band
Username:supervm2 supervm2
Uploaded:25 Jun 2010 - 12:43 PM
Tags:Band, Bands, Flash / lighting, Landscape / travel, Music, Night / low light, Portraits / people
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Voters:chrisweyer · pamelajean ·
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pamelajean Critique Team 9941 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1763 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2010 - 12:57 AM

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.

Last Modified By pamelajean at 29 Jun 2010 - 12:58 AM

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