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Photo Project: Concert Photography

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I was asked to shoot the Burn Baby Burn Concert together with Elber. This was truly a crash course in concert photography (I learned a crapload of stuff on the spot) as two huge elements are ever changing – your subject and the stage lighting.

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Here are some shots of Johnny Allegre, Up Dharma Down, Bamboo, Sino Sikat? and umm .. this guy covering his face. I got a lot of tips from Elber. When shooting concerts, make sure you use your widest lens. In this case, the prime lens was the best choice (and most often recommended) for concert photographs. I had my ISO set at 800 most of the time but this guy recommends that you should be shooting at 400.

What sucked? Well, I didn’t have an external flash. That would have made a huge difference with the blurred subjects. I was interchanging between the prime lens and Jed’s 3.5-6.3 18-200mm Sigma lens.

I’m no expert photographer but I hope you liked some of the pictures. I’d love to talk about different techniques in concert photography too since I am still a young padawan photographer.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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