|Shooting musicians and bands live, like shooting theatre, is all about timing. But you can be a little more relaxed with capturing the expression of musician; a singer in the middle of a soulful outpouring of some romantic distress, is somewhat easier to shoot than an actor in the middle of a serious soliloquy. But it all depends on the person too. Some people's mouths move more than others.
||I primarily shoot without any additional lighting, i.e. no flash, just using available light. I prefer to work with what's available, and what performer really wants to have a flash being fired off in the middle of a performance a million times? Often this means I have an ISO setting of 1600 or higher, which although it does introduce a lot of digital noise, the final image sometimes looks cool with all that fake grain.