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2 Comments |
adiestiano
 
adiestiano December 29, 2020
Cool
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billtruran May 09, 2023
Rock on!
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Behind The Lens

Location

This was taken in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Time

Late afternoon before the concert. He was doing a soundcheck for his concert coming up in a few hours time

Lighting

It was in quite a dark hall but enough ambient light to shoot using natural light. For all live events I shoot, you need to learn to use available natural light and/or stage lighting. The bigger the star = The bigger the crowd and the less space available. Keep moving and work out early in the act what the colour sequence is being used and make adjustments to your shutter speed without having to bump your ISO up too much.

Equipment

My trusty old Nikon D610 for this shot

Inspiration

He was an icon to the music world in Zimbabwe

Editing

Basic Photoshop, nothing too hectic

In my camera bag

Nikon D850, Nikon f/2.8 70-200 mm and a Tamron f/2.8 24-70 mm. Water.

Feedback

Shooting live events is generally low light situations and the only available light is that generated by the stage lighting, so you have to keep moving around. When the colours are in sync keep count of the seconds when the best neutral light is coming. The colours may look cool but they can blow you out sometimes. Avoid live event shooting spots on the stage or in the crowd where the light is coming straight at you. Move to the side or even behind the stage. Always get to know the tech crew who are handling the lighting and sound. Be respectful and they will work with you. If you can get into a soundcheck before the event...that is always a big win!

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