Salutations! I've had my Nikon D3200 for almost a year and I'm still trying to learn all the functions and lenses that are best for my subject photos! I primarily take live concert shots of bands where the lighting is very poor and back lit most of the time. No flash is allowed in the pit due to blinding the musicians on stage. I see MANY Cannon cameras in the pit and although I know I do not have the best professional grade camera, if I can understand these settings I can take just as good of a shot as those guys. My questions are:
Are there different types of cameras for different types of photography or is it more of a Chevy versus Ford kinda thing?
I recently purchased a Tamron 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 lens that takes the place of the stock lens (Nikon 18-55mm 1:35-5.6) that came with the camera, plus adds the range that I need. Most concerts will only allow 3 songs length of time in the pit so I am forced to finish the evening in with the crowd. Was this the best choice for my situation?
The subjects I am trying to capture are in almost constant movement with alternating light patterns. Mostly dark with spurts of intense light. How do I capture a fast moving subject in such poor lighting without sacrificing the clarity of my photo?
I'm not doing horribly but I can do a lot better if I could only understand better the blend of settings needed.
My work can be found through my website (as an example of my work) at the top of the page is my Flickr and Tumblr links. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.