I have finally uploaded the pictures that I took at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater of the Breaking Benjamin concert to my gallery. I once again used a Canon 20D with a Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM lens, but this time I used a Canon 50mm F1.4 on my Canon Rebel XT. Having the F1.4 allowed me to maintain a fast shutter speed, mostly 1/320s, while shooting at 800 ISO, compared to 1600 ISO on the F2.8 lens. I was unable to shoot from behind the barricade like last time, so I had to shoot from the pit, which was not easy. I had to really watch the equipment to protect it and also so I did not hit anyone with it.
Keep reading to see some of my favorite images and what went into processing the images.
All files were shot RAW only and processed by me in Adobe Bridge CS3. The files were then taken into Photoshop CS3 for additional tweaking. For example, I had to manually remove the shine on Ben’s head on quite a few images because the image was blown out and there was no detail. I also purchased Noise Ninja to help remove some of the noise in the images.
Here are some of my favorites:
Please have a look in the gallery to see the rest of the images. Let me know what you think.