« on: July 04, 2012, 11:00:53 AM »
wicki..yeah the manual setting would be good though Auto ISO I think is the only option there true?
Those colored lights can (and have) ruined a lot of good concert shots. Whenever possible I try and avoid as many red light shots as possible wheras green and blue are manageable. Here's two taken on the 7D with the 70-300 L IS USM lens last fall. Both hand held and a good distance from the stage (about 100+ feet).
On the Strawbs (Dave Cousins) photo settings were: 1/40, F5, 214mm, ISO 3200 Manual White Balance. The 1/40 was a bit too low at certain times as to be expected when artist had more movement. As wicki mentioned 1/100 would be good but not slower than 1/60
The Zombies (Colin Blunstone) setting were: 1/30, F 5.6, 300mm, IS 3200, Manual White Balance.
Post processing done in DPP.
If you don't mind some criticism.. These shots are a good starting point but it seems your subjects torsos and anything that is not skin get lost in the background. I would suggest maybe finding a part of the background that is lit differently to pull your subjects out. they are also a bit on the cooler side of wb. it also may be nice to get shots from another angle. If your using auto iso then you may as well be using Av or Tv. I personally never trust auto iso, although that is just preference. I also wouldn't be too afraid of reds and stronger colors as you can use them as an effect in your shots when handled properly in framing and exposure.
For the shots that are slower than 100th/s i make sure to take anywhere from 2-4 shots in burst of the same shot to helps my chances of getting the shots.
Just my 2 cents. =-)