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concert lighting difficulty with blue lighting - how to fix?

This is the first time I've shot a concert and I'm wondering why the blues gave me trouble some of the time (A and B), but not all of the time (C seems fine). I can correct A and B in post by ...
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How can I eliminate glare from stage lights when taking concert photos?

I have a problem that I have not been able to solve involving glare. I shoot a lot of concert photos from 6-12 feet away. I keep getting glare from the lights. I have used a hood, filters, various ...
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How to get bright concert photos?

I've been starting to shoot some live music recently and have been doing an okay job and see an improvement with each time I shoot. However recently I was shooting and all of my photos have come out ...
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Ultra-wide manual lens & concert photography

I'm a Samyang 14mm f/2.8 owner, totally manual lens, and I never used that kind of lens. I love to do concert photography shots and I always used my tele or mid-tele lens. I'd want to try to use that ...
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Best ways of photographing at a concert/festival

Lighting at concerts is usually very difficult to manage. My photos always end up blurry/needing an awful lot of post-processing afterwards. What would be the objective best way to shoot these ...
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Which lens is better for concert photography: Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM or Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8?

I have a Canon 550D camera with 18-55mm kit lens and a Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM prime lens. I am looking for differences between the Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM and the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 wide angle lens, ...
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Blown out blue/red light making photos look out of focus

I've only recently started taking photos and got into shooting concerts in a small venue that has neither a pit, nor proper lighting. All they use is some kind of simple LED array. The thing is ...
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How can I best utilize a point-and-shoot for concert photography?

I'd like to shoot live concert photos with my camera. Are there ideal settings that I should be looking for with a small-sensor point-and-shoot that enable me to have a better chance to get good ...
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Controlling style of motion blur in long exposure photos?

I have a potential assignment shooting an underground punk band doing typical punk band things like smashing guitars and other equipment. They want a "grungy" underground photo of them being "aggro" ...
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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 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. The concerts are always indoors, at night, with the artist's light ...
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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 ago)...
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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 knowledge or equipment is needed to photograph a classical 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?