We’re back for more tips and tricks about concert photography where I hope to offer you the luxury of seeing through my eyes. Let’s take it up right where we left off the last time.

6. Gif and cinema-graphic gif:

Gifs are the next big thing. You can capture many consecutive photos and use a special program to combine them together to get you the necessary gif. Check over here

7. Carry less camera accessories:
Get yourself the nifty fifty lens (50mm, f1.8) for a shallow field depth. It puts the background out of focus while keeping the subject crisp and clear. I, personally, use the 18-135mm f3.5 if the subject is far away.

8. Photography can be therapeutic too:
Photography can be therapeutic to an Acrophobic; know your fear and try to conquer it through photography.

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9. Close-up shots:
A cool thing you could do with a telephoto lens is the close up shot, such as 18-135mm lens while setting it to its furthest 135mm. You can also use the 2.2x tele-converter to get even closer to your subject.
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10. Silhouettes:

Adjust the lighting to your liking and use it to your favor. Capture the light hitting the subject from behind so it will perfectly lighten the subject’s outline while the face remains in focus, albeit underexposed.
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And we’re done with the second article about concert photography. Wait up for the third and last piece next week.


Check here Part One and Part Three.