Shot a Concert with the X-Pro1

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Dacalac, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. Dacalac

    Dacalac FujiXspot Veteran

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    Mike
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  2. SnapDawg

    SnapDawg FujiXspot Veteran

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    Ken
    Excellent job, Mike. Just remember: you NEED a DSLR for this sort of stuff, lol.
     
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  3. Dacalac

    Dacalac FujiXspot Veteran

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    Mike
    lol yes as you can tell these slow Fuji's just aren't enough! :p
     
  4. bilzmale

    bilzmale FujiXspot Veteran

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    Bill
    You have really captured the energy of the musos.
     
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  5. markitos

    markitos FujiXspot Regular

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    Mark
    Some nice shots in here... did you end up using autofocus for all of these, or did you find that manual focus was helpful as well. Just curious!
     
  6. Dacalac

    Dacalac FujiXspot Veteran

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    Mike
    Thanks man. I used AF for all of them. The trick was just focusing on where the light was on the musicians so I could the camera would detect a contrast point. Didn't really have any major issues.
     
  7. BobbyT

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    Bobby Tingle
    Very nice work. I've been wondering how a Fuji X body would handle this type of shoot, being new to the Fuji system. Looks like it handles it very well.
     
  8. Dacalac

    Dacalac FujiXspot Veteran

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    Mike
    most definitely handles it well! I had the ISO up to about 4000 and as you can tell the pics are still very usable.

    I may have even pushed some up to 6400. The 14mm really helped when I was on the right side of the stage. In the last photo of the set the guy was an arms length away from me and I was still able to get his whole body in. I do think I would have liked to have the 55-200mm lens so I could go back to the sound booth and get some better straight forward shots of the singers.
     
  9. petach

    petach FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Forgive me, but................................................'kin hellllllllll these are really good. Great energy leaping off the screen!
     
  10. pniev

    pniev FujiXspot Veteran

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    As I am not fluent in the English language, I won't use strong words like Pete ;) but just say that you made a fantastic series! Captures energy and atmosphere very well!
     
  11. Mikey

    Mikey FujiXspot Veteran

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    These are awesome!! Kudos!! I wish someone would hire me to shoot a concert.
     
  12. Dacalac

    Dacalac FujiXspot Veteran

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    Mike
    I would like to be hired as well. :p

    My cousin was managing two of the bands on the bill and asked if I'd like to get out there to shoot them. Gonna try to shoot them again when they get back into town.
     
  13. slash0445

    slash0445 New to FujiXspot

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    nice shot!
     
  14. chainomad

    chainomad FujiXspot Rookie

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    This great to see. In the 2 years I've had my xp1, I've shied away from using it for concerts. No more! These are great! Did you shoot manual or shutter priority? Some EXIF would be really helpful.
     
  15. brad

    brad New to FujiXspot

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  16. Dacalac

    Dacalac FujiXspot Veteran

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    Mike
    I was shooting full manual mode. You can actually view all the EXIF data once you go through the Flickr page. Just click the ... icon and you'll get the option for EXIF info. =)
     
  17. brad

    brad New to FujiXspot

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    Do yourself a favor and try Photo Ninja.

    It is the absolute best application I have found at fixing white balance issues cause by the stage lighting. Click on a neutral tone and it just seems to get it right, even if the adjustments are way off the slider scale. Miles better than the WB adjustments available in ACR/Lightroom meaning you can avoid the sickly cyan or magenta looking skin tones.