Shooting events with changing lighting, concert photography
Shooting events with changing lighting, concert photography


When photographing
live performances in small venues where
the lighting changes continuously, try using Manual Exposure
and Auto ISO Sensitivity Control. Auto ISO Sensitivity Control allows the camera to adjust
ISO sensitivity automatically if optimal exposure
cannot be achieved at the value
currently selected by the user. To use
Auto ISO Sensitivity Control, go to the Photo shooting menu and select
Auto ISO sensitivity control in ISO sensitivity settings.
Highlight On and press Ok. Choose the maximum sensitivity.
Let’s try ISO 12800. This lets the camera
raise ISO sensitivity as high as 12800 if required. Next, adjust
shutter speed and aperture. You’ll probably
want to set shutter speed fast enough
to help avoid motion blur. Here, we shot
in Manual Exposure mode, at a shutter speed
of 1/160 of a second and an aperture of F4. This feature,
which takes advantage of the high ISO sensitivities
offered by digital SLRs, will help you get shots that perfectly capture
your creative intent.

22 thoughts on “Shooting events with changing lighting, concert photography”

  1. Leigh Busby says:

    Is she using the D750

  2. Daniel Donovan says:

    NEVER ! auto ISO

  3. Billie FairyPrincess says:

    I've found that Shutter Speed of 1/250 is best for stopping motion. just a thought. I get no motion blur.

  4. Yogi Nugroho says:

    one ok rock band…..hahahaaaa 🙂

  5. Dave Jones says:

    Any non slr cameras good for concerts.

  6. GirlwiththeCamera says:

    What lens is she using?

  7. Ma Fi says:

    A shutter speed of 1/60 at a concert is a very bad idea

  8. LMM says:

    Why on earth would you use f4 in low light like that? That’s a 2.8 lens, use f2.8 on aperture priority mode! Then you won’t have to use too high ISO

  9. Danny Matson says:

    I do full manual. Auto anything is bad when the lights enter the frame, which is often.

  10. Keith Burwell says:

    Hello all,my dream is to shoot live concert photographs. Is this demonstration a good example to follow.

  11. Eboselume Ehibello says:

    Omg thanks so much. I tried this out today at church and totally came out with good shots.

  12. DEATHKNIGHT5000 says:

    Ew nikon

  13. Good Old Days says:

    This saved my life.

  14. Steve Hilliar says:

    Well done, informative and clear. Easy to understand. I have had stunning success with a full frame SonyA7S in low light. I have the ISO normally set at auto with the max at 12000.

  15. Johnny Friction says:

    That band sux

  16. C j says:

    Much good in this but still can't get the settings on my D500 many get great results with. Don't know why this is killing me with shooting clean 4k video (lots of multiple angles to choose in post. Luxury I know! ) with Sony cams. I love this camera. I have beatiful results in natural light. But it's the venues I need…. Where to go to pick my game up? In Australia, complimenting a video production project. Not out to complete with the pros. But hey we all want to shoot our beat always!

  17. Anonymous User says:

    What kind of lens do u need?

  18. Isa özdere says:

    full manuel is better

  19. Komedi Garing says:

    manual is the best i think

  20. Gle Cas says:

    This is the best video out of all videos in this playlist.

  21. Jack Deagon says:

    Servo Autofocus? This is about auto ISO!!

  22. EyeRuinMe says:

    Thank you for this video! Simple, straight forward instructions. Again, thank you!

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