Camera settings for a concert?


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  1. mattyjc

    mattyjc Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I'll be in the first few rows at a concert tomorrow and Im wondering what the best camera settings would be for my EVO???

    Speed, etc....

    The concert will be in an ampitheater at dusk/night...Lots of lights on stage
     

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    mbell75 Banned

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    Well as a pro photographer, I might be able to help out. You cant control shutter speed on this can you? You want to try and keep the ISO as low as possible to prevent noise (grain) and switch your WB to Florescent most likely. If thats too cool (blueish hue) try another setting.
     
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    mattyjc Member This Topic's Starter

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    here are the options:

    flicker adjustment:
    auto
    50hz
    60hz

    ISO:
    auto
    100
    200
    400
    800
    1250

    white balance:
    auto
    incadescent
    flourescent
    daylight
    cloudy

    metering mode:
    spot
    center area
    average

    will a very low ISO make any motion blurry?
     
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    are you going to the dave matthews concert???
     
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    mattyjc Member This Topic's Starter

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    :D my 87th
     
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    if you want anything worth a damn, you'll need a D-SLR.

    Your EVO won't zoom in far enough to even recognize them unless your in the first 5 rows, and even then they have to be extremely still for it to not be blurry, especially in low lighting conditions.

    Also..your flash won't do ANYTHING except ruin the picture, whether you are using a DSLR, Point and Shoot or the Evo. Nothing bothers me more than idiots using their flash on cameras at concerts or sporting events...
     
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    mattyjc Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm in no way looking to get super hi-res pics or anything...Just good "above average" shots with no blurriness...I'll be within the first 1-3 rows...
     
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    you can try setting the ISO to 200, but the pictures might be to dark, depending on the stage lighting.

    Start there and work your way up. Noting that as you increase ISO the pictures will become more grainy, but brighter.

    The flash still probably won't do much even in the first 3 rows. Most flashes are useless past 15-20 feet.

    Just mess around with the settings, you'll have a while, just hope theres not a lot of "smoke" in your view...haha
     
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    I think you're setting yourself up for failure by relying on the Evo (or any phone cam). Unless it's a VERY sedentary concert ...
     
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    Cool ill be there tonight and tomorrow... pavilion first night and lawn with a bunch of friends the second.... I think it will be my 12th and 13th. How'd you manage seats that close? Closest I've been was 11th row center at Hartford. Can't wait for tonight

    I'm going to try out the video recorder on the eve tonight. If you do as well I would be interested In seeing how it comes out
     
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    mattyjc Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have pit tickets, and I plan on getting in line super early to get a good spot.

    I'll def try out the video too. I'll post my results!

    Have fun!
     
  13. 10sigh

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    For your best bet start off at iso 200, and increase as needed.
    Turn flash off, and keep it off.
    As for freezing motion, not really going to happen on the EVO, best bet is to time for the peak of an action, or spray and pray.
    Aside from that. Good luck! :D
     
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    Since you will be close to the stage, sound will be an issue. I have not tested the evo in loud environments, but every single other phone ive owned has done horrible in loud situations. Even at the back of the arena, the mic is too sensitive, and all you get is a garbled mess on the video. I would suggest taking a piece of clear scotch tape, and put it over the picrophone hole at the botom of the phone. Dont put it too tight, leave a bit of space for some sound to get in. But this is a cheap way to block a lot of the noise coming into the phone. If you really want to do this a good way, cut a pice of fabric, say an old sock or something, and hold that over the mic port. Dont tape it though, the combo of the fabric and the tape might block too much.
     
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    mattyjc Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah the pics came out horrible. There were iphones and blackberries around me taking pics that were so much better than mine. I played around with the settings to no avail.

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
     
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    mattyjc Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh and video sucked too. The audio was horrible also.

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
     
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    mattyjc Member This Topic's Starter

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    Heres a couple samples




    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
     

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    Ahhh....thanks for sharing your experiences...I was looking forward to taking my EVO to the Gorge this year (and now Wrigely, too!!!) so perhaps I'll just let those with actual cams take the pics and I'll just eat, drink and be merry on my own. ;-)
     
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    :D

    <3 me some dave!
     

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