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Three Songs, No Flash!: Your Ultimate Guide to Concert Photography by Loe Beerens

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Chapter 9. The Opening

Kaiser Chiefs, 2005. Nikon D2X, 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800, 140 mm

Figure 9.1. Kaiser Chiefs, 2005. Nikon D2X, 1/500 sec, f/5.6, ISO 800, 140 mm

The music stops, the house lights go out, and the audience starts cheering to get in the mood and welcome the artist. It is possible that the band will just walk on stage, plug in their instruments, and start playing an intro anticipating the appearance of the singer. Another possibility is that they will start with a bang—guitarists running across the stage and back, a lead singer running from corner to corner, waving at the audience, etc. Either way, don't try and capture it all. Just focus on one person, which is in most cases the singer. Make ...

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