Shooting a concert with an OM-D (Celebrity Pics)

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by adic88, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. adic88

    adic88 Mu-43 Regular

    May 25, 2012
    A major music concert was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia recently, featuring the legends of the local music industry.

    I was given a Press pass, and invited to shoot the event which i did with my tiny little OM-D. You should have seen the faces of the other Press corp in attendance: them with their large DSLRs and 400mm lenses. Then tiny me with my tiny camera. :rofl:

    Anyhow, here are the images. Very difficult mixed lighting conditions, had to resort to manual metering at times to get things right. WB on the OM-D was very accurate despite the funky coloured light show polluting the spectrum.


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    P6300009 by aizuddindanian, on Flickr

    Jamal Abdillah Jamal Abdillah, in concert - Volume of Interactions

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    P6300088-2 by aizuddindanian, on Flickr

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    P6300095 by aizuddindanian, on Flickr

    Sheila Majid Sheila Majid, Lagenda in her own right - Volume of Interactions

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    P6300129 by aizuddindanian, on Flickr

    Zainal Abidin Zainal Abidin, the legend among legends - Volume of Interactions

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    P6300202 by aizuddindanian, on Flickr

    Amy Search

    The full photoset can be found here, mixed in with shots with my backup cam
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  2. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Real Name:
    Daniele Frizzi
    Awesome images!
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  3. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 25, 2012
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    Great shots, totally taking the 45mm to my next gig!

    What kind of iso range were you shooting the OMD at? Interested to figure how bad it'll be with my little e-pl3!
  4. Jorge Ledesma

    Jorge Ledesma Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 27, 2011
    These are unreal!! Awesome set, thanks for sharing.
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  5. adic88

    adic88 Mu-43 Regular

    May 25, 2012
    Available light wasn't too much a problem, the shots were from ISO200-640. It was the mixed lighting that made things somewhat difficult.

    The OM-D is no slouch at high ISO, i would have been ok to push to 3200 without any real concern. See my low-light review here Geartalk: The Olympus OM-D EM-5 in Low-Light Conditions - Volume of Interactions
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  6. TexChappy

    TexChappy Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 30, 2012
    Very nice results.
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  7. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    I'm going to do this same exact thing equipped with the GH2-GX1-25mm & 17.5mm f/0.95 next week.

    Let's see how many Nikon D3 shooters laugh.

    Thanks for sharing the images. Well done.
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  8. SuzailanJai

    SuzailanJai Mu-43 Regular

    wonderful shot bro...
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  9. adic88

    adic88 Mu-43 Regular

    May 25, 2012
    thanks man.
  10. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    love them, I`m still figuering my camera out I cant seem to get any good results in low light
    thanks for sharing those.
  11. adic88

    adic88 Mu-43 Regular

    May 25, 2012
    Could it be a metering issue?

    For the concert shots above, due to the crazy and unpredictable light sources, i set it on centre-weighted metering; above all else, i wanted to make sure that the subject was well exposed, and i'd work around the rest of the shot.

    In post-production, its just a combination of some burn and dodge to get the details back from the background. The dynamic range of the OM-D is good enough to ensure that details are still captured, and can be brought out through editing.
  12. BSH

    BSH Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 18, 2012
    Outstanding concert photography, you just nailed the metering. Would've been fun to be there with you.
  13. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    I'd love to have a 400 ƒ2.8 lens for my DSLR...:wink:

    Nice shots though....The M. Zuiko 75mm would have shined here....:smile:
  14. Declan97

    Declan97 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 3, 2012
    Padang, Indonesia