This is a discussion on More nightlife within the Night Photography forums, part of the PHOTO GALLERIES category; More low light with the 500d and the 50mm 1.8 ii...
2nd frame-bass player....still needs lots faster shutterspeed to prevent bluring of basic movement (his face).....i always appreciate hi-iso noflash material, its a challenge.. nothing like those indoor club settings to make you appreciate manual mode to give yourself a reality check of hmmmmmmmm, hows the best way to overcome this and get it right
starting to see some progress
I love the lighting, and overall 'feel' of these shots. A little blur doesn't really bother me, but it's an opinion. I think in band shots motion blur is fun, such as the drummers arm. I think I actually prefer the softer shots to the last sharper shot... but many factors go into that. They have a nightlife feel.
Digital: Olympus E-410- Zuiko 14-42, Zuiko 40-150
Olympus OM-2 (35mm film) -Zuiko 50mm- Zuiko 75-150mm- Soligor 28mm- Sigma 35-70mm Macro
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Thank you for the replies! I liked picture 2 because of the blur as well haha. I started shooting with a 580 and a diffuser at higher shutter speeds but it completely ruined the night time feel.(plus, venues are pretty ugly when they are lit up.) Instead of battling with the ambient light +flash and finding a balance (all the while firing off worthless photos and blinding the band and other photographer ) i went with the ambient light and put the f1.8-3.5 area of my 50mm to work.