How to take photos at a Concert?

Concert photography or night club photography remains to be a still a field yet to be mastered by many interested novice photographers who are interested in this experiment. Here is bringing you some easiest techniques that will enable this formidable subject to be at finger tips of almost everyone.

One most critical challenge is that usually the concert halls are usually dark and handling such situations is in the realm that can only be handled by masterful photographers. Night and low light photography is extremely challenging and the only solution lies in front of you is using manual camera.

Still keeping in mind that not everyone is professional photographer, few simpler techniques can do a big deal to help!

On a priority notice, it is always necessary to ensure whether cameras are allowed or not.


Following are some important tips

Do not think of carrying a tripod

Tripods being awkward and burdensome in concert halls, it is impossible to set up and operate with such equipments. For an alternative, one can always consider use of a monopod. But even better option is to learn to stabilize your hand.

Avoid the use of Flash

Usually a flash is not allowed so that photographers aren’t distracted. And otherwise, it will make no benefit since the lighting on stage lits the subject well enough. Moreover, using a flash will all the more highlight the head of the person in front of you. Thus using a flash increases your chances to failure.


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Fast Film Speed is preferable

Very often, a fast speed film is preferred usually; 1600-3200 should be used. Using a high speed ISO equivalent is also suggested. Although noise is encountered but using editing software noise can be eliminated efficiently.

Try to synchronize shots with light conditions

 If one can manage to synchronize shots exactly when the lighting conditions are bright, and use zoom as long as you can take steady shots. Take varied angles so as to get dynamic shots. Usually dynamic photos are efficient in hiding unwanted elements and help in avoiding un-desirous pop in like the heads of people in front of you, or hands of spectators waving at the performer, etc.

Set the camera to its highest resolution and quality settings, which will facilitate cropping of images later on.


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Follow the tips discussed above and you will get a very professional outcome of the photographs you take.