Taking concert photo is always a challenge. The stage environment and stage lighting have wide dynamic range from pitch black to extreme bright coming from thousand of watts spot light. Different with say capturing a sunset scene, stage environment also change quickly and dramatically, thus you need to react quickly to capture the moment.
Also about logistic, for an amateur photographer as my self I do not have a stage pass, or a pers pass, where you can go close to a stage to capture the scene so I just have to maximize where I’m at at the concert. No way I’m bringing the big and heavy tele or zoom lens to a concert, enjoying the music is still the main reason for me to go to a music concert. But if I manage to get decent picture with the equipment that I carry from the location where I at, I’m happy 🙂
EXIF data for the above picture, Exposure 1/125 sec at f/1.4. ISO 100. Canon EOS 7d. Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens.
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EXIF data for the above picture, Exposure 1/50 sec at f/1.4. ISO 400. Canon EOS 7d. Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens.
EXIF data for the above picture, Exposure 1/40 sec at f/1.4. ISO 125. Canon EOS 7d. Sigma 30mm f/1.4 lens.