Band shoot last weekend: Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by cyrusmekon, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. cyrusmekon macrumors newbie

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    Had the opportunity to shoot a live band this weekend.

    Linky www.kinematic.info/

    Some pics that i hope you will enjoy. Had lots of fun on this shoot. :thumbsup:

    CC welcomed as always! Much more on my Flickr if interested!

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  2. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I love 2 and 7. 6 disturbs me. If he werent holding the intrument it would leave a lot to the imagination as to what is going on below frame. Overall, good job.
     
  3. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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    Nice

    I like the color in 2 and 6, but 2 looks a bit unfocused and dark. If 6 would have been a bit more pulled back, to get the guitar in frame, it would have been an excellent capture. I would like 7 ten times more if you didn't isolate the color, I think that is the most tacky effect possible. Keep it b/w andup the contrast and its a winner, imo.

    Number 1 is my favorite, some framing issues aside. I like the "mic coming out of nowhere" feel alot.

    Nice shots overall!
     
  4. SLC Flyfishing macrumors 65816

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    Nice work,

    Do you like your 85 f/1.4? I've recently ordered the 1.8 version but have yet to really try it out.

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  6. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    I 100% agree (and to the OP, great shots overall).

    On a side note, however, I've found that while photographers generally dislike selective colour (see comments above re: #7), non-photographers generally love it. I did this with a wedding photo once (with a flower in the bride's hair) and the shot got a hugely positive response from non-photographers. Same thing with HDR, I find; hated by many photographers, loved by non-photographers.

    Anyway, don't want to derail the thread. I agree #7 would be better in all B&W.
     
  7. cyrusmekon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    Due to public pressure here is the B & W shot ;)

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    Im not sure myself about the colour isolation. Sometimes i like it, sometimes i dont.

    Mattsepeta: Yeah agreed the shot does need the guitar to be in full frame but i was running around with the 70-200mm at the time, or was it the 85 cant remember.

    SLC: What can i say, everything you read about the lens is true. Its a pleasure to work with, I wouldnt trade it / sell it for anything. Though it took me more time to save, it was worth it in my opinion.

    Edge: Hmmm HDR, few of my friends shoot HDR and i cant bring myself to do it. It just doesnt appeal to me, but in saying that colour isolation does (sometimes!!)

    Anyway appreciate the feedback, this was my first band shoot and i had a blast and got positive feedback from the guys.

    Happy shooting!
     
  8. SLC Flyfishing macrumors 65816

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    Good to know you like the 85 Cyrus, I'd ultimately like to purchase that one as well (and keep the 1.8 for a backup) but I just dropped a few thousand on a new body (D700) and lenses, ultimately I was trying to decide on the Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8 and the 85 f/1.8, or the Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 and the Nikkor 85 f/1.4. I felt like the 85 f/1.8 was in the same ballpark IQ wise as the 1.4 (or at least it was a very very good lens), but the Tammie 28-75 doesn't even come close to the Nikkor 24-70 in any department (IMO), ultimately I went the all Nikkor route, and I'm getting the Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 along with the other two.

    It's good to see that you enjoy the lens though, that will make it easier to save the cash for it.
     

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