Went to a friends 50th birthday party on Saturday and they had a fantastic live band playing.
I was also asked to be official photographer for the evening, nerve wracking, but really pleased with some of the shots I took.
Anyway, I'll post up some of the band shots for you.
These are notoriously difficult shots to do as there is low light and lots of movement. I didn't fair too well with my kit lens last time so I tried with my 50mm 1.8 on this time and boy, what a difference. I had to up the ISO which the D80 doesn't cope with particularly well at ISO 500 and over but I ran the images through Neat Image to help out a bit.
Over on the Photography forum they suggest I go a bit grainy so here is an alternative.
I actually quite like the grainy effect.....but as another alternative Alan on Toggers also edited a couple of my RAW files and got a more natural skin tone version here:
Anyways, a bit more practice in Photoshop me thinks!
Catch you soon peeps.
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