Attending a concert is one of the most exhilarating experiences that one could have. It’s the place where fans can come face to face with their idols and listen to them sing and perform in person. A concert of your favorite musician or band is the best place to meet like-minded people that share your taste in music.
It’s only natural that one would like to capture this once in a lifetime experience. A photo is a great medium to do so. Today’s technology has made taking a photo as easy as pressing a button. All you need are some steady hands and a trigger happy finger to start clicking pics at a concert.
While it’s easy to take a photo that looks sufficiently good for sharing on social media, capturing a photo that’s professional in quality is a lot harder. In other words, taking a photograph which captures the spirit and excitement of the event requires more effort than just a few clicks and presses.
There’s a lot that you can do and several tools that you can use to help you in achieving the perfect shot. Here are some tips on how to take best photos during concerts.
- Use a tripod:
Many concerts are packed with people. As such, you won’t really get enough space to take a photo properly, let alone use a tripod. However, if the concert is less crowded, using a tripod is a great way to boost the photographic quality of the
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A tripod allows you to practically use more of your camera’s settings and unleashes its true potential. It lets you use settings and modes such as long exposure times and night mode. With the added options and versatility, you’ll have more freedom in choosing how to take a picture.
Bring a selfie stick:
Trying to take a selfie at a crowded concert can often prove to be an impossible task. With hordes of people everywhere, you don’t really get much room to stretch your arm and take a good selfie. Another drawback of trying to take a selfie with your arm is that since it’s not long enough, you won’t be able to fit all your friends into the frame. The closeness of the camera to you limits its field of view.
The cheapest and quickest way to take better selfies at a concert is to invest in a selfie stick. Most gadgets in this category are easy to use and don’t require much technical know-how to operate. One thing to note is that selfie sticks are only compatible with mobile phones. This shouldn’t affect most people since almost everyone uses only their phone to take selfies.
3. Turn off the flash
There are two benefits of turning off your camera’s flash at a concert. The first is the fact that it’s a lot better for the other people present at the concert. A bright and sudden flash of light is found to be jarring and disturbing by most people. By keeping your flash off, you won’t attract the ire of fellow concert-goers.
The other benefit, which will likely interest you more, is the fact that photos look more natural without the flash. With the flash off, the original colors and composition of the environment are left intact.