5 Tips for shooting music concerts
You want to shoot your favourite band, complete with light-show, lasers, fireworks and whatever other special effects are going on, so what's the best way of getting some good images (assuming you are not down in the press pit).
1) TURN THE FLASH OFF
All the flash will do is light up the heads of the people in front of you, no way will it light the stage, and even if could, it would only wash out the effect of the light show
2) ZOOM IN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
You normally want to zoom in so you can see the most detail on the stage, or even the individual, wider shots although they show the scene, rarely show any body on stage large enough to see.
3) TURN YOUR ISO RIGHT UP
If you've got ISO control on your camera, turn it all the way up to the fastest ISO you can. This will give you more chance of capturing a sharper image - albeit a little noisy.
4) TAKE LOTS OF IMAGES
Fundamentally in these low-light conditions you are going to get lots of motion blur, and poorly lit images, so be prepared to take a lot, and throw a lot away.
5) DON'T FORGET TO ENJOY YOURSELF
It's really easy to get carried away taking photos and worrying about them and forget that you are actually there to enjoy the event ! So take some photos for two or three songs, then just have a good time.
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