i usualy use flash and try to bounce it when possible, but if i dont have a flash a fast film like that and a fast lens will usually do the trick. The main problem with using old analoge cameras like mine in low light is that its fuckin hard to focus, so thats why a few of my pics from the dave ayres gig are out of focus.
I use a very old manual minolta for that, you can pick up old prime lenses for next to nothing these days, got a 105mm ideal for portraits at gigs for about £15, its f2.8 so its easily to handhold and just brace up against a wall or a post.
Hardest thing is trying to take pictures when i just come out of the pit
Thats what my camera is like. i got an old canon AT-1 its falling to bits but its great. Another great thing with film is you get a massive sense of satisfaction when you develop your film, after not knowing what you got and you see your film and you got a load of good pictures. same thing goes with printing after slaving in the darkroom when you finally get it right its brilliant.
i always enjoyed the manual effect you can get on pictures by fucking around with exposures, using various developing techniques, so much fun.
all of my slrs are high quality kit (if a little retro), but they've been sitting in the corner for about 4 years gathering dust. dont get the chance to use them properly, plus i'm completely uninspired. definately don't have the patience to use them at gigs, much rather be enjoying myself rather than fucking about with focus etc. (all my slrs are manual focus!!haha) but always grateful when other people are.
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