18th November 2004, 10:37 PM
1st Concert Shoot--Advice Requested.
I plan to shoot a concert where my kid will be performing this weekend. It is in an enclosed school concert hall and I'm possibly 20-30m away from the stage (which will be brightly lit).
I plan to to use either the Nikon 8800 or the Canon 20D.
Should i decide to lug the 20D, may i ask whether the 70-300 DO lens can make it? Or do I need to lug the bigger 70-200 IS lens?
I will be shooting without flash since I am also the "caddy"--carrying many other stuff for the performer (my kid).
It is also probable that I use the Nikon 8800 since i can also shoot video with it. In this case do you think i can also make it wihout the flash (for photo's)?
Many thanks in advance.
19th November 2004, 12:16 AM
IMHO, enjoy the show or shoot video. Get your kid to post with some classmate before/after the show. If not, 1st time sure stressful and not able to enjoy or picture turn out not nice (wasted effort for such a important occasion.)
Originally Posted by bluz
19th November 2004, 05:51 AM
19th November 2004, 06:59 AM
Use a Video Cam for video, put it on a tripod and leave it there.
And then use the DSLR with a fast lens to shoot without flash.
19th November 2004, 07:16 AM
Thank you all for your advice. (I didn't think the day will come when i thank Satan ha ha.)
Will take up Snowcrash's advice and enjoy the show instead of shooting. I think the school would engage professional photographers and cameraman--so photos and DVD's could be available later on.
Will bring along the 8800 in case fingers get itchy...
Have a nice day all.
19th November 2004, 07:21 AM
Why not enjoy the show, buy the photographs outside and get a copy of the VCD/DVD as well? :P
btw, which CDC/Kindergarten is your child in?
19th November 2004, 07:22 AM
19th November 2004, 12:02 PM
It is best to have lens that F2.8 or bigger. Standard lens or standard zoom with a big aperture (F2.8 or below) is good that is provided that you can go close. Otherwise it is a 70-200mm with a F2.8 aperture. Flash is not a option most concert will not allow flash photography.
20th November 2004, 10:38 PM
i did just that--sat back and enjoyed the show. Photos and DVD will be available soon. My kid is in a private preschool.
Originally Posted by CaeSiuM
20th November 2004, 10:46 PM
The 20D + F2.8 70-200 IS was a bit too bulky for me to carry around given my baggage. The std lens too short from where i was seated. Actually the 8800 worked pretty well for the few shots that i took. Thx.
Originally Posted by singscott