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What went wrong with this concert photo and what could I have done to make it better?

I have just started learning and practicing and went out shooting for practice in a local concert at a small bar. Most of my photos have turned out terrible and most of them similar have similar ...
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Are there any hardshell covers / protectors for lenses?

I'm a concert photographer, and I tend to end up in mosh pits quite a bit. I've mastered the art of shielding my camera from fists and beers, but I have been starting to see some wear and tear. Are ...
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Any way to bring more detail back in the face in this picture of a man in dim stage lighting?

Between the quality of lighting and the fog machine, pretty much all of my pictures from this show came out like this. I do have the raw. Flash wasn't allowed. Anything that can be done to avoid this ...
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Reducing ambient color while preserving sharpness with a flash in concert photos

I have been shooting (small) live concerts with poor env. lightning for some years now with the help of F/1.4 & 2.8 lenses, mostly using a 160th shutter speed to make sure that the fast movements ...
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What kind of earplugs are best for concert photography?

I'm an amateur photographer that loves music and recently (in the last 6 months) I started to take photographs on gigs. As time goes by I'm getting more and more gigs and I could even get in touch ...
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Are the Sony NEX5 features appropriate for music festival/concert photography?

I am in the market for a semi-professional camera. To give you context, I am writing for the DownBeats blog covering music festivals. I am looking for a camera that can: -Take quick photos -Is good ...
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I'm having trouble getting sharp pictures while shooting a concert from a press pass location

I am a bit of a noob when it comes to photography. But I recently got the opportunity to shoot John Mayer this past weekend in Wisconsin. Upon getting home, I noticed the pictures weren't as sharp ...
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What are the appropriate lenses for concert photography

I have just purchased a full frame Nikon D800 and wonder which are the most appropriate Nikon lenses for shooting in concerts. Edit: The concerts are always indoors, at night, with the artist's ...
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What are my rights as a press photographer?

Okay, I'm not actually a press photographer. However, I just ran into this article (via dpreview) calling for the boycott of a concert because of contracts that deny photographers much of their ...
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What DX Nikon lenses should I look at for concert/club photography?

I'm looking at upgrading my kit for a music photojournalism internship over the summer and I was wondering what the best way to spend $600 was. My current setup is a d7000, a kit lens, a manual ...
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How do I prevent bumps and bashes to my camera in crowded areas?

When I want to take pictures at a rock concert/night club/crowded street my camera is at risk of being bumped, scracthed, or even knocked out of my hands by people pushing past, dancing, or just ...
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Which of these lenses should I get for low light conditions?

I'm on a $500 budget and I'm thinking of getting one of these two lenses for low light conditions (e.g. small venue concerts): Sigma 28mm f/1.8 EX DG DF Macro Canon-ef 50mm f/1.4 USM I think I ...
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Attending a concert: what non-professional equipment will I be able to get in?

First, my equipment: Canon EOS 60D, 18-135mm, 18-55mm, 55-250mm, 50mm f/1.4; Samsung EX-1 24-72mm f/1.8. I bought a ticket to see Yanni, this is a once in a lifetime event (last show was 15 years ...
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What creates this strange flare and how to prevent it?

I shot at a concert for the first time. The pictures were pretty good for the capability of my equipment, but on some shots, the light has a very strange flare. It isn't the usual rays, but some soft, ...
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What is the best camera for concert photography? [closed]

I am interested in camera recommendations with a fast shutter and which are able to focus well in low light. The camera will be used for indoor concert photography where no flash is allowed.
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Why do event organisers have the right to restrict the activities of photographers?

Many public events such as sports, concerts, etc have restrictive policies that limit the ability of the audience to take photographs. These policies can vary from an outright ban to a ban on the use ...
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What is needed for a photoshoot in a concert?

I have been invited to take some photos from an ensemble in a conservatory. I do photography a lot, but mostly outdoors and this is going to be my first experience. I have a Canon 50D with 2 lenses: ...
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Do you have tips on what kit and techniques would give for photographing concerts and small gigs?

I want to photograph some local gigs to build up a portfolio. Has anyone any tips on what kit, and techniques would give the best results? The gigs would be mostly rock bands. Here's my kit: Nikon ...
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What features should I look for in a DSLR to shoot live bands?

I'm trying to work out which DSLR to buy. One of my main use cases is photographing live bands in dimly lit bars. This often involves fast movement (particularly drummers) as well as low light. Which ...
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How do I get a photographer pass for gigs and concerts?

I have taken photos at gigs and concerts a few times, but only from the front of the standing section. What's the best way to get a photographer pass?