Originally Posted by horatio102
wow. you have steadier hands than I. Often I can't get images that stable using a monopod.
it took a LOT of practice, i used to go out and shoot bands 4 or 5 nights a week when i was single and had nothing better to do, at about 70-80 photos a night, just because i wanted to get good at being steady in low light.
i highly reccommend utilizing any stationary objects as well, such as railings, edge of the stage, etc. to put your elbows up on and steady yourself.
also, being in good with all the venue owners here helps too, since if neccessary, i can just park my butt on one of the wings of the stage off to the side, prop my elbows up on my knees, and steady myself that way (only works if you have a healthy zoom lens).
i'm a minimalist kind of person, so carrying a monopod is out for me. i'm there to enjoy the show just like anyone else, and carrying a bunch of crap is a pain for me, and everyone else in the crowd you have to move through.