Need some help for shooting punk show.

Started Jan 2, 2009 | Discussions thread
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thirdlife Senior Member • Posts: 1,252
Need some help for shooting punk show.

Hello all,

It has been over a year since since I've been to concert with my D300. However, I just got the clear to be the only photographer for an upcoming show featuring The Bouncing Souls and The Framed at the Triple Rock Social Club in Minneapolis.

My job is to catch the energy of The Framed during a live performance. The band has requested shots of the the audience, individual band members, and full wide angle shots of the stage.

I guess I am looking for suggested camera settings and lenses that I may need for this. The show will be under varied lighting conditions, but likely mostly fairly dark.

My equipment:
Nikon D300
Nikon D50
Sigma 30mm 1.4
Sigma 105mm 2.8 Macro
Nikon 50mm 1.8
Nikon 18-200 VR
Sigma 10-20mm

I am hoping to use the Sigma 30mm for must of the wide angle and band shots as it is extremely sharp and fast.

For individual band members I'll likely opt for 50mm 1.8 as it gives a bit more reach.
The venue is not huge. I doubt I'll need to go longer than 50mm.

Anyways, any thoughts?

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