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My First Concert Photos - Muse

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by dtchan, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. dtchan

    dtchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 24, 2010
    This is my first time bringing my m43 gear to a concert. Last time I think I only had a iphone with me. Since I sit pretty far and I wasn't sure if they allow cameras, I decided to pack as compact as possible. I took the Oly 75mm since that is the farthest lens I have. I kept that in my jacket pocket. My bag then contains the EM-5 and 20mm as well as the Samyang 7.5mm fisheye. Turns out they didn't even check my bag and I saw some people had dslrs.

    Despite the EM-5 is pretty good with noise, I like working with low iso pictures even though sometimes I add grain after. I kept the max iso at 1250 and worked around that. The IS really helped with some shots, especially with the 75mm.

    During the beginning of the concert, I found it hard to expose the picture correctly because the light was changing all the time. Some photos would be overexposed and some would be underexposed. I decided to shoot in burst mode instead (4.5 fps). That greatly improved the number of keepers. I shot so many that the guard thought I was taking videos which weren't allowed. I showed him it was only pictures then he was fine with it.

    The concert was amazing and I ended up with about 650 pictures. A lot of them are the same since I was shooting burst mode. Took a while in LR4 to go through all the pics and X out the ones that were going to be deleted. C&C welcome.

    1. 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8456018443/" title="Muse Concert by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8456018443_fea0acd86a_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Muse Concert"></a>

    2. 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8456022273/" title="Muse Concert by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8456022273_2d88f4aaca_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Muse Concert"></a>

    3. 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8456025669/" title="Muse Concert by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8456025669_ec32ff1413_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Muse Concert"></a>

    4. 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8458022931/" title="Rocking it! by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8458022931_68030bc85b_b. "1024" height="683" alt="Rocking it!"></a>

    5. 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8461676095/" title="@ Muse Concert by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8461676095_100d675928_b. "1024" height="683" alt="@ Muse Concert"></a>

    6. Fisheye + defish
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8461681881/" title="@ Muse Concert by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8461681881_2fc08c0f57_b. "1024" height="576" alt="@ Muse Concert"></a>

    7. 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8475403432/" title="@ Muse Concert by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8475403432_fc18e6101e_b. "1024" height="683" alt="@ Muse Concert"></a>

    8. 20mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8488823659/" title="@ Muse Concert by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8488823659_a475f81353_b. "1024" height="576" alt="@ Muse Concert"></a>

    9. 20mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8489924654/" title="@ Muse Concert by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8489924654_d4414b85cf_b. "1024" height="640" alt="@ Muse Concert"></a>

    10. Fisheye + defish
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8495932060/" title="@ Muse Concert by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8495932060_93def37eca_b. "1024" height="576" alt="@ Muse Concert"></a>

    11. 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8494833023/" title="@ Muse Concert by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8494833023_28e9798372_b. "1024" height="683" alt="@ Muse Concert"></a>

    12. 75mm
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dtchan/8495939624/" title="@ Muse Concert by dtchan, on Flickr"> 8495939624_c3e2c88e20_b. "1024" height="683" alt="@ Muse Concert"></a>
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  2. woody112704

    woody112704 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2012
    Great set, 2 and 12 are my favorites though.
  3. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    Looks pretty good. the 20mm shots show how far away you were.
    Burst mode is the only way to go for concerts because things are moving so quickly.
    I can't believe security would hassle you about taking videos though. From that far off?
  4. xxjorelxx

    xxjorelxx Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 11, 2012
    MD, USA
    Muse is awesome! nice pics :thumbup:
  5. m1pui

    m1pui Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 30, 2010
    Sunderland, UK
    I love the colours of no.10. Have just added it as fave on my flickr :) 

    Other than the defisheyeing, did you PP it to get it to that point?
  6. Bob T

    Bob T Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 8, 2012
    Knoxville, TN
    So....how was Muse live?:smile:
  7. dtchan

    dtchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 24, 2010
    He didn't give the iphone ppl hassle despite they recording video haha.

    I may have cropped like 5%, the color maybe slightly adjusted. Don't recall the details.

    It was absolutely fantastic. Their live performance definitely outshines the cd.
  8. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Nice shots..I was also at the show, but only had an iphone. AnNd was also in the farthest seats in the house lol.

    I was tempted to bring an m43 camera, but didn't have anything fast and long. And thought I would get hassled by security. Maybe next time. :) 
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