Satan's Minions!

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Was photographing a gig last night in Camden (the band is called Satan's Minions... ironically), here are some of the best shots, C&C please! First time I've shot a gig - was just doing a favour for someone.

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I've looked at these a few times now and I'm still undecided about them. I realise that its your first attempt at Gig photography but I cant say I'm overly keen on them.

Looking at the final image it appears that the only gantry lighting was white and probably the reason you converted the rest to B & W to try to bring out the tones better than leaving them colour?

Out of all the images no 5 is the best, although perhaps taking it from further to the left so you're squarer onto his body with his guitar flying out to the right could have made a better shot?

I just feel like they're lacking something, better lighting (no fault of your own) or maybe its just my misconception of all gig shots should have an 'energy' about them and the band seems a little static apart from the drummer.

Certainly the shots are nice and sharp, 5D2 + 24 - 70 f2.8?

Sorry if that seems a bit harsh, its not meant to be plus as blastman says, never done any gig photography before so cant really comment :(
 
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Thanks, yeh I'm not a fan of gig photography myself. Nearly all shots just look the same. I'll have a play with the crop on #5, see how it pans out. The lighting in the place was utterly abysmal, even at 3200iso on the 5d2 the shots were too slow so I ended up using my flash, hence the white light. The lighting consisted of 2 colour changing halogen lights pointed at random spots on the stage. I think i'll make the last shot b&w too as the colour really doesn't add to it.
 
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It looks as though you are the only guy in the room, that's the main concern/feeling. Shots of the crowd (wide shot), black and white doesn't give much atmosphere either.

I practically was, I think by the time the band were on there were maybe 8 people left in the pub not including the staff, most of whom were standing against a wall. I was just trying to make the best of a bad lot really lol!
 
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Just got some feedback from the band saying how much they loved them. Apparently they spent the first half hour of practice talking about them last night!

I changed/updated a few in the end:

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I like the photos a lot but the one thing that is bugging me is the pixelated logo you have put in the corner. Your photos are really sharp and clear and so should be your logo :p
 
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1) In most photos you've chopped off headstocks and hands etc.

2) You've got a photo of the back of a head.

3) The processing works well for me.

4) I'd like to see some wider photos to give a sense of place.

5) No idea why your using such low ISO. Your shooting 1/20th - 1/60th in mos photos with ISO200-640. IMO you would've been better off using ISO1250-ISO4000 to capture sharper shots with less motion blur with higher shutter speeds.
 
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