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On 25 Apr 09, 8.04AM PDT Raven[ZydrateAddict] said:
Hey there, I’m an aspiring entertainment photographer, and i noticed that your concert pictures are incredible! I was wondering if you have any tips or tricks for someone like me!?
Hey there Raven,
Thanks for the kind words and for the message!
Well, I have three tips for you.
First: Watch the performer’s eyes and try to get them open and fierce. You can watch how they sing a chorus and you’ll see when they open their eyes. A lot of times they will sing the chorus the same way the second time so you can be ready.
Second: Pay attention to the microphone. The best shots are of the face and the microphone is not blocking it. A lot of times you can get the singer right after an intense part they will back away for just a second. That’s always a good time to get them. I often have a problem with my camera’s auto-focus focusing on the microphone, leaving the face out of focus slightly. So, that’s another reason to try to get away from that piece of equipment.
Third: Watch the background for distracting things. Look for angles that minimize those distractions. You can also use a wide aperture to make sure the background is blurred.
Good luck to you! I can’t wait to see your shots.
-Mick Oprevious post: Return of the Rollei next post: Photowalk Turns Deadly
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