So I've picked up the Nikon D5100 as my entry level dslr, with a 85mm 1.8 prime lens and a 35mm counterpart, as well as my kit 18-55mm lens. Any other advice gear wise for shooting indoor low light clubs and bands etc? Thanks!
You picked a couple good prime lenses there. Those are keepers even if you decide to move on to bigger and better bodies.
Shoot RAW. Process in Aperture or Lightroom. Even no-flash, there's more data in your images if you shoot RAW.
Thank you! I absolutely love shooting in RAW, didn't realize how much of a difference it made in post. Thanks for the advice on the programs as well, I have both but can't really tell which is best for what I'm doing. Only more time and practice can decide that I guess. Do you use lightroom as your general import/workflow?
As of right now, yes. I think I will be moving to a new Mac setup here soon, since I've become a lover of the iPad and iPhone.
I think all the photographers in this thread (all of whom have really progressed in their knowledge and skill over the last few years while I've remained rather stagnant) will agree that you should try very hard to get it as right as possible in-camera before going to post. That's what I try to do, but I do fall into the "cheap to spray and pray and fix digital images in post" trap from time to time.
I haven't been doing much lately, and I really miss it. I need to get out soon...maybe shoot some street or something. I dunno. Life is a big giant mess at the moment.
Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Bullets are cheap. Life is priceless.