25th September 2004, 03:53 AM
Shooting bands in bars/clubs
Anybody have suggestions for shooting music bands in dark bars?
I'm used to shooting sports, and a friend asked I shoot his group playing next week.
I'm using a Nikon D100 with a 28-105 lens (I also have a 300mm fixed, but that won't do me any good). For my ususal sports events, I shoot on "program" at between 400-1250 depending on lighting.
For this low-light situation, should I use/not use flash, what ISO, and should I manually set all the f/stop and such?
I'm not a professional photog by trade (graphic designer) but I've learned a good bit in the OTJ method.
Thanks for any input!
25th September 2004, 06:05 PM
26th September 2004, 12:35 AM
use the dim lighting to work to your advantage...you can be creative with motion blur deliberately with slow shutter speeds. not every shot has to be pin sharp to be considered a good shot.
26th September 2004, 01:06 AM
AhV: The WOMAD SG 2004 pix were not strobed, as no strobe was allowed. I did strobe during SFF concert but again as fill only not main light src.