Concerts are different than other types of musical events due to several of its characteristics. In addition to generally displaying classical music, concerts have aspects that can become constrictive to photograph.
The most important thing when it comes to photographing concerts is that the camera can’t be too noisy and the photographer can’t move around while a score is being played. The audience are generally concentrating on the concert itself and aren’t very keen in taking pictures.
Therefore, high-powered cameras such as the Canon EOS 1D or the Nikon D3 should not be used. The sound the shutter makes is too prominent. Use cameras with low shutter noise. You should be able to judge for yourself which are appropriate.
The second most important thing is; you as the photographer can’t move around while photographing. So it’s better you arrive early and position yourself in the most advantageous spot. However, official appointed photographers are usually the only ones allowed to photograph during a concert. If you are an appointed official, plan your photo shoot carefully. But don’t forget: shoot as little as possible to avoid interfering with the concert proceedings. Addition photographs can be taken when the music is loud (and would overshadow the sound of your shutter being triggered).
As a general technical guide, use ISO setting of around 400 to 800, and try to use a lens with a wide opening such as an f2.8. Pack both a telephoto and wide lens, both are equally needed.
The following are general guidelines for photographing concerts: Read the rest of this entry » .
Related Photography Ideas for Photographing concerts camera setting at OneSlidePhotography.com
Today, almost all popular brands of camera have launched their products of mirrorless cameras. With more simple body and promising image quality, off course, these cameras draw photographers’ interest to change their DSLR cameras to the mirrorless system. But, each has their own different characters. We hope this information can help you finding good new […]
Tripod is an apparatus that should be considered important especially by beginners in photography. Most of them take too much importance on the great camera body and lens whereas the tripod role is actually very important especially for photographers who like to shoot landscapes. There are so many kinds of tripod but the most common […]
Becoming a professional photographer is not something you can do overnight. It takes a lot of practice and learning. The mastery of instruments, the ability to visualize ideas and also patience to wait the right moments are the keys to success in becoming a great photographer. There are 6 important tips that you can learn […]
Here are some tips to get you looking like a professional photographer. The newest, most advanced, and of course most expensive lenses are sometimes a necessary investment if you want to be a professional photographer. To capture those important moments, skilled hands that can quickly change between lenses is an important factor so you won’t […]
Lenses ideally project the color spectrum right on the sensor, creating a sharp image. But in reality, there are several colors in the spectrum that aren’t precisely projected, especially in low quality lenses. In cases like these, the focus falls outside the intended focus point, sometimes in front and sometimes behind the sensor. This means […]
Architectural photography at its best will convey the experience of being in and around a built environment. It is a broad subject, encompassing everything from skyscrapers to shacks. Virtually everywhere we go, we are surrounded by some sort of architecture on a daily basis. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that architecture […]
Cityscapes or city sceneries are one of the most interesting objects of photography. With a correct method, we can present the beautiful urban development with a stunning view on an image. Not only the good side of it, but some photographers are capable of taking snaps of the traffic and the city under flood and […]