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    Have got to be one of the most rewarding and frustrating things I have ever done.
    I *try* to be nice and use long, fast glass to get available light shots, maintaining the atmosphere of the concert.
    Sadly there are no super fast zooms that I can afford, and just carrying a truckload of lenses and DSLR amidst an excited crowd is no fun, not to mention trying to change them!
    Then there are the well meaning types blasting away with their flashes ruining my night vision.
    I mention all this because last night I attended a concert at the Loft here in Dallas.
    My ribs are sore, my toes bruised, I've had little to no sleep.
    But I did get some good shots which I will post on this site tonight, given the chance (and if I can stay awake once I get home).
    I put this thread in the small sensor forum because I watched, with some envy, a very petite brunette with an unidentified 'superzoom' bridgecam, blazing away with her flash, using the live preview LCD ala' Mitch Alland's style and obviously having a blast.
    My Fuji, by virute of its Super HR CCD sensor and its 'intellgent flash' does very well in mixing flash and ambient light.
    Being a small sensor camera, it has an enormous zoom range and having an EVF/LCD it does live preview VERY well.
    Plus it is light and very manueverable.
    I may give it a whirl next concert at this venue.
    Last edited by Lili; 30th April 2008 at 06:47.

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    Re: Band Shots

    We're WAITING.............
    Wake up Lili & Post those Pix
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    Re: Band Shots

    Here is one shot, the link to the set is below.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/colette...7604815885336/

    Working as fast as I can, Helen

    Not ALL the shots are posted yet
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    Re: Band Shots

    Another one I like

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    Re: Band Shots

    Just went to flickr
    and the one you just Posted (red guitar/red beard) is my Fav
    Ta..... H

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    Re: Band Shots

    ^
    Aye, that's a nice color pic, Lili!

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    Re: Band Shots

    i love the feel and the texture of your b/w. it's dreamy but intense. definitely my favourite!

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    Re: Band Shots

    I like them both. Can almost hear the music!

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    Re: Band Shots

    Will, Cam, Thomas, Helen,
    Thanks so much guys!!!!!
    I shot all but one of these with the K100D and 50/1.4, this is is the only one with the GRD.

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    Re: Band Shots

    The latest color shot IS QUITE FAB
    youthful - hip - and right on the mark ....the GRD
    love it !!!!!
    to me best of the lot
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    Quote Originally Posted by helenhill View Post
    The latest color shot IS QUITE FAB
    youthful - hip - and right on the mark ....the GRD
    love it !!!!!
    to me best of the lot
    Toodles, H
    Helen, Thanks so much
    I took 3 shots with the GRD, that was one of them and the only where the light was just right.
    If that was the only shot that came out of the lot, I would be very pleased.
    As I said at the start of this thread, in a venue with a standing, dancing and widly excited crowd use of live-preview lCD in a fast camera (the GRD series in a nutshell) is pretty much the only way to go is one is not an NFL linebacker in build.
    I only mentioned my Fuji S6000 in this context due to its very good flash and zoom lens (the last for those times one simply cannot get close).
    Next time at this place I am taking the Ricoh and the Fuji.
    I suspect they will compliment one another nicely (if only the Fuji had the samewonderful User Interface)!

    PS- Small Sensors Rule!!! W0000t!!!!
    Ahem
    Sorry, still channeling the energy from the show

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    Re: Band Shots

    L O V E that last one Lili, AWESOME!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flesher View Post
    L O V E that last one Lili, AWESOME!!!
    Thanks Jack!

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    Re: Band Shots

    Movements in Blue

    GRD, over head shot using LCD

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    Re: Band Shots

    Lili
    I'm going to try this with my GRD II tomorrow night. Going to Schubas tavern in Chicago to see Tina Dico...got any camera set up tips?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwalker View Post
    Lili
    I'm going to try this with my GRD II tomorrow night. Going to Schubas tavern in Chicago to see Tina Dico...got any camera set up tips?
    If you can get close, snap focus, otherwise rely on the AF, prefocus on something bright and the same distance as your subject.
    Whether you use color or not, metering is important, I used Spot Metering here what with all the dark areas around the stage.
    Finally, the LCD, even though it does not swivel/pivot will still alow you to do overhead shots as in Movements in Blue.
    A GRD II with its scale focus would simply rock here

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    hey, mind if i jump in.
    not been on here for a few weeks.

    i was out at the weekend watching some gigs and i had my GRD on me so decided to whip it out for some photos. i never thougt i'd get anything good with the lens being so wide angle. i'd only ever used 50mm and upwards taking photos at gigs, but i was very suprised at what i got. i was stood right at the front though.

    also the B&W jpegs from the camera are great even at 1600. i feel so anyway.
    they work very well with the strong contrasting lighting you get at most gigs.

    reminds me of xp2 which i used to use at 400iso and push to 1600 when taking gig photos.


    here's a few from last friday night.
    the band are called Chrome Hoof. some more in the set linked below.







    http://www.flickr.com/photos/daz_tay...7604860087586/

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    Daz Taser,
    Nice work, I really think your shots show that the GRD really can shine in this type of shooting.
    My best band shots, IMHO, were using the 28mm efl lens up close and personal.
    I am off to Wichita Fallas this weekend, taking the GRD and my S6000fd, gonna work up close using the LCD on both, GRD for avail light and the Fuji for slow synch flash (it has much better flash performance).

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    hey Lili. thanks for looking and the nice comment.
    i really like the 28mm in this situation. which i'm pleasently suprised with, as it was not something i thought it would get used for.

    i liked your shot of British Sea Power in the other thread, i meant to say. can't find the thread now though.

    i've got some shots of another band i took at the weekend. i'm having trouble getting them on flickr at the moment. i'll post one or two when i manage it.

    look forward to see the witchita shots.

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    Daz,
    Thank you!
    here is a link to my BSP set
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/colette...7604936757909/
    Of course these were shot with the GT-1 40mm efl, since I could not get quite as close for this gig as I would have liked.
    Also, I was still getting used to this type of stuff too, since then I have slowly moved away form my 'sniper' style with long fast lenses and gotten bolder and closer.
    This weekend ought to be interesting, it is a Queen cover band.

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    I see a little silhouetto of a man,
    Scaramouche,scaramouche will you do the fandango-
    Thunderbolt and lightning-very very frightening me-
    Galileo,galileo,
    Galileo galileo
    Galileo figaro-magnifico-


    getting up close is defiently the key i reckon. a coulpe of beers first always helps, i find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daz Tazer View Post
    I see a little silhouetto of a man,
    Scaramouche,scaramouche will you do the fandango-
    Thunderbolt and lightning-very very frightening me-
    Galileo,galileo,
    Galileo galileo
    Galileo figaro-magnifico-


    getting up close is defiently the key i reckon. a coulpe of beers first always helps, i find.
    In my case, a couple of shots of my good friend Jack

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    here's a couple of shots of "Howlin Rain" from Sunday.

    their costumes aren't as good admittedly.









    there's more on http://www.flickr.com/photos/daz_tay...7604942088273/
    thanks for peeking.

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    Very Nice Daz!
    Packing and reconsidered, if I take two cameras up close, I will get confused when I can least afford it.
    So.
    GRD up close with available light.
    Pentax for detail, up close shots.
    Sniper and in-the-mix.
    Balanced
    ^_^

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    Here is my attempt....it was hard to get a sharp photo in the low light with the GRDII for me I don't know this camera that well...I miss my M8 and the 50 LUx (at DAG)
    Tina Dico in Chicago.......The concert was fantastic. For those who do not know her she did two albums with Zero 7. I strongly recommend her music.
    I got to chat with her before the concert...nice lady.

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    I think there GREAT shots -Mike
    The Colors Set the Mood.....youthful, hipster Quality....tres GRD
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    Tres Cool, Mike!!!
    Like em!

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    GDRII wide open 400 iso....I've been stalking her for some time now :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwalker View Post
    GDRII wide open 400 iso....I've been stalking her for some time now :-)
    Cool, it appear the venue you were at was brighter than the ones here, almost universally I have been shooting at 1/9 sec, F2.4 ISO 1600

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    Ok, Indecision Rules
    Taking the Ricoh, Pentax and GRD
    Tonights show I will take just the Fuji for near and far stuff as well as flash.
    Saturday; it will depend on how Friday works out.
    Planning tho on taking GRD and K100D

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    Cool, it appear the venue you were at was brighter than the ones here, almost universally I have been shooting at 1/9 sec, F2.4 ISO 1600
    I can't believe that any of the shots you posted are GRDI at 1600? They don't seem nearly noisy enough, compared to my grd. Are you sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sizifo View Post
    I can't believe that any of the shots you posted are GRDI at 1600? They don't seem nearly noisy enough, compared to my grd. Are you sure?
    Very sure, here is the link to my flickr British Sea Power set, the exif is under the "more properties" link under the Camera Type on the lower left
    Tje first shot was at 1/17 sec at F2.4, ISO 1600

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    Ah yes. I guess it's the downsizing that makes it look less noisy. In any case it proves that grd at 1600 is very usable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sizifo View Post
    Ah yes. I guess it's the downsizing that makes it look less noisy. In any case it proves that grd at 1600 is very usable.
    Agreed!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lili View Post
    Will, Cam, Thomas, Helen,
    Thanks so much guys!!!!!
    I shot all but one of these with the K100D and 50/1.4, this is is the only one with the GRD.
    Like them all, Lili, but this one is a real BEE-YOOT! Look forward to your next set, go get 'em!

    Daz, Mike - very nice work here, too. I haven't been out to anyplace with live music in such a long time ... what an old fuddy duddy, need to rectify that very soon.
    Regards,
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    Thanks Joan
    Doing freddy Mercury

    Green Queen and Fans

    Just a sample from last night, quite a few more to go through.
    GRD ISO 1600

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    Queen....that must have been good.....I miss good live music, one of the benefits of living in a large city. Good capture Lili, I would like to see a B&W at 1600. The grain is very appealing with this camera.
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    Thanks Mike, Queen for a Day is a VERY good Queen Cover band

    Per your request; A B&W version

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    I like it!!
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    Channeling Freddy

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    VFUN !!
    The Guitarists Scream
    Her POSE Says it All ........
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    Nice one, Lili.

    I like that she is in perfect color balance, whereas everyone else is bathed in varying amounts of red. V as in very fine.

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    Helen and David, thanks so much!
    In keeping with some of the discussions both here and in Sean's recent article I tried this image in B&W

    Any thoughts?
    Last edited by Lili; 15th May 2008 at 08:44.

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    I like both -- and it's a close call -- but I prefer the B&W version. It evens out the composition -- less V lady and more everything else. Also, the visual noise is less distracting in the B&W version.

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