Last week when I was in a restaurant to take pictures, I learned about this duo performing in a few days. I went back to hear them and take some pictures. I've been trying to figure out how to do performance pictures, and I seem to be getting better, but I would like some input. The duo is GibbsCash (www.gibbscash.com) for anyone that cares to look them up. What I did was set shutter priority and tried speeds at 1/200 and 1/250. After my experience on Sunday with my pastor's candid shot (seen in the current contest thread) I wanted to make sure I had a fast enough speed to avoid blur. However, that meant I was forced to shoot between 3200 and 6400 ISO and f/2.0 with my 50mm to get good exposure (I let the camera pick those). That means I lost a lot of facial details because of the noise, and I went somewhat heavy handed on the noise reduction to get clean looking images. I used spot meter on the picture of the young lady. For some reason I used multi-metered for the other two. My question is, did I go too high on the shutter speed? Should I have lowered it some so I could get a lower ISO and more detail? What's a good shutter speed for poorly lit live music events (along with other settings) to not get motion blur? As for the post processing, it was mostly cleaning out the noise, adjusting levels, shadows and highlights and so forth. The only special effect I did was add a soft light glow to the young lady's portrait.