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    What settings do you use if you shoot a play in a theatre??

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    Flash allowed or not?

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    ... is photography even allowed?

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    In such events flash photography is strictly not allowed. I previously shoot for my sch's symphony orchestra event and flash is not allowed. I'm a film user so what i did was to use an ISO800 film to shoot. I set it to aperture priority mode and open your aperture no larger than f/8.

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    thanks. Flash not allowed. though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    open your aperture no larger than f/8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roti_prata
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    wont f16 and iso100 be better? they'll produce clean pics and great depth of field

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    Quote Originally Posted by roti_prata
    wont f16 and iso100 be better? they'll produce clean pics and great depth of field
    If you shoot at f16 and ISO100 u're asking for trouble. Under extreme low lighting ISO100 is useless. Minimum ISO400 and better at 800 as it captures light much faster. At f/16 your shutter speed will be dead slow under that condition and if your subjects are always moving, all you will get is a blur pic, even with tripod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roti_prata
    wont f16 and iso100 be better? they'll produce clean pics and great depth of field

    You will be lucky if you can get away with ISO 1600 and f2.8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    In such events flash photography is strictly not allowed. I previously shoot for my sch's symphony orchestra event and flash is not allowed. I'm a film user so what i did was to use an ISO800 film to shoot. I set it to aperture priority mode and open your aperture no larger than f/8.

    Results? Beautiful well-exposed shots. You may want to use a tripod.
    f8 and ISO 800? Indoor performance? That must be tremendously well lit theatre. What's your shutter speed with that combination?

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    ...tok cork only la, in response to tis:
    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    I set it to aperture priority mode and open your aperture no larger than f/8.

    Results? Beautiful well-exposed shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by student
    You will be lucky if you can get away with ISO 1600 and f2.8.
    most theaters hav good lighting and r quite well lit unless dimmed for special effects, dont need so xtreme

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkw
    f8 and ISO 800? Indoor performance? That must be tremendously well lit theatre. What's your shutter speed with that combination?
    The theatre wasn't well lit, it was quite dim. Shutter speed's around 1/60.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roti_prata
    ...tok cork only la, in response to tis:
    Try it yrself, then we'll see who's talking ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    The theatre wasn't well lit, it was quite dim. Shutter speed's around 1/60.
    quite dim...f8...1/60th

    wats ur defination of dim??

    and y use iso800 film at f8?
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    ISO1600
    Av - set to largest possible aperture
    hold steady

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    Quote Originally Posted by roti_prata
    quite dim...f8...1/60th

    wats ur defination of dim??

    and y use iso800 film at f8?
    Hard to explain here...only when u're at the scene then u'll know.

    i've tried other ways of exposing of different ASA speed films and at different apertures. This combination produces very gd results.
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    In a theatre, using ISO 800, if you can get f2.8 @ 1/30, you can consider yourself very lucky already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoweagle
    Hard to explain here...only when u're at the scene then u'll know.

    i've tried other ways of exposing of different ASA speed films and at different apertures. This combination produces very gd results.
    As with catchlights and roti_prata, I am finding it very difficult to believe you can get any kind of decent exposure with f8 and ISO 800 for a normally lit indoor performance, with shutter speed of 1/60 some more! For the few occasions I have tried, at ISO 800 and f2 I can barely get 1/30s.

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