Playback Anniversary Show @ the Pageant — 2007.04.06

Troubadour Dali @ the Pageant 2007.04.06 Just uploaded a few images from the Playback 5th Anniversary Show to Flickr. This show took place April 6 and featured the bands the Gentleman Auction House, the Daybreak Boys, Go Motion, and Troubadour Dali.

While lighting was on the dim side throughout the evening, the show still produces a few interesting shots. The Nikon 50/1.4 saw a fair amount of use, due to the low light, while the Nikon 17-55/2.8 proved useful enough in range to overcome its handicap in aperture. Even though f/2.8 at ISO 3200 and sliding shutter speeds still produced some underexposure, the zoom was well used for its sheer utility of range.

Here are a few images from the show that I liked:
Troubadour Dali @ the Pageant 2007.04.06

The Daybreak Boys @ the Pageant 2007.04.06

The Daybreak Boys @ the Pageant 2007.04.06

Go Motion @ the Pageant 2007.04.06

This last one is from Omaha's Go Motion, whose set I shot almost entirely at ISO 3200, from one of the few instances when the lights were up. Here frontman Albert Kurniawan goes vertical and looks back to bassist Luke Mabie.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon Z 7:
I use two Nikon Z 7 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all mirrorless camera with amazing AF, great speed and fantastic resolution.


Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8S:
The 24-70mm is my go-to lens. The range is ideal for stage front photography and the image quality is superb.


Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.


Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.

See My Full Kit for Concert Photography

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