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

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Chapter 19. Compact Cameras

I recommend working with a reflex camera because you're not faced with the delay on the shutter. However, you can still get good results when you use a compact camera, provided you use the right options as listed below. Without these options, you've got a problem.

  1. Set the ISO on the camera at the highest possible value, ISO 400 being the minimum. It's a safe value for most situations on stage. If your camera allows higher values (ISO 800–1600), take a few test shots to see if the picture quality is acceptable with those values.

  2. Put the light meter on spot meter. That way you can direct your measure point at the main subject, which increases your chance of getting the right exposure. If you measure the complete picture, ...

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