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Feb. 3rd, 2008


NYC Fisheye
Originally uploaded by blaneyphoto.




NYC Fisheye
Originally uploaded by blaneyphoto.




NYC Fisheye
Originally uploaded by blaneyphoto.




NYC Fisheye
Originally uploaded by blaneyphoto.




NYC Fisheye
Originally uploaded by blaneyphoto.

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princessbecky13
Feb. 4th, 2008 04:01 am (UTC)
Hey, I came to your journal through the newyorkers community, and I was wondering if you could answer a question I have re: photography. I'm kinda just starting out, and I could use some expert advice. Thanks!
blaneyphoto
Feb. 4th, 2008 04:08 am (UTC)
I'm happy to answer any questions you've got!
princessbecky13
Feb. 4th, 2008 04:30 am (UTC)
I just got a Canon Rebel XT with the generic lens, and what I'm interested in shooting is mostly live music (nothing serious...just for my favorite bands). I don't really know much about photography, but I do know that right now the pictures aren't going to turn out like I want them to from far away. For small shows where I'm really close, the photos are great. But when I'm farther away, there just isn't enough light. Is there a lens you recommend I get that'll produce some better quality shots? Or should I be doing some special setting on my camera that'll help with that? Sorry, I know this is actually like 4 questions in one, but I really appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks so much.
blaneyphoto
Feb. 4th, 2008 11:55 pm (UTC)
This is a tough one with a couple variables....
Ideally, you should have a fast lens (the 50mm f/1.4 comes to mind) so that you can work with the available light when you're not allowed to use flash. If you CAN use flash, you can get by with a much slower lens like the kit one you've got. Of course, the big issue is distance from the band. Sounds like you don't have access to the photo pit, so you'd want something like the 70-200 f/2.8 to make up the distance. Of course, I doubt you'd get that monster in the door of most clubs. And its expensive - I think I paid $1600.
Yet another thing is what you'd like your images to look like. I shoot a ton of music stuff, but depending on the situation I'm often after a different look. Sometimes grainy black and white is great - so just pump up the ISO and shoot for example.

Hope that helps a bit. And feel free to have a look at some of my music work at my myspace page - http://www.myspace.com/blaneyphoto
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