Ive just recently gotten into concert photography and my first lens was a nifty fifty because Im usually up close. I brought my camera with me this weekend to try from far away, but ill let the picture explain itself. But what am I doing wrong or is it because I suck and maybe its just the lense. Ive cropped it also so you can see but this isn't the first time I've noticed this, because it usually happens when photographing a bright window. It turns a glowing purple and sometime pink/blue glaw also.The iso is 400, and i had only been going as high as 200, but I know theres more I should have done also.
I am not a big fan of "excessive photoshopping" but in a case like this you can clean up quite a bit in post. And as coach noted, try spot metering to get close to the proper exposure on the most important part. Maybe slightly over-expose the primary subject to avoid too much noise in the under-exposed areas (the ratio of this depends upon the body you are using), shoot in RAW, and clean up in post.
The human eye combined with the human brain and their combined ability to process on the fly, adjust for light level, and super-impose images still exceeds that of the best DSLR by a large margin so it still is far from easy to capture exactly what we see. If it were a stationary object, you could increase dynamic range through a series of images with different exposure settings, but I doubt if the front man will cooperate by staying perfectly still even for a fast sequence of bracketed images.
And some of the potential audience for your images may like the "special effect" look that occurs with this difficult capture situation 🙂
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