Anthony Hamilton

Anthony Hamilton -- 20080.07.05

R&B and neo-soul singer Anthony Hamilton delivered an energetic set Independence Day weekend as part of the Celebrate St. Louis festival series July 5, 2008.

Packing the Solider's Memorial Park, Hamilton wasted no time laying into a tight and animated performance, working the length of the stage with nearly every song. Hamilton's performance was the second of this year's festival series, the first of which was a performance by soul singer Joss Stone.

Anthony Hamilton -- 20080.07.05

Anthony Hamilton -- 20080.07.05

Anthony Hamilton -- 20080.07.05

Anthony Hamilton -- 20080.07.05

Anthony Hamilton -- 20080.07.05

Anthony Hamilton -- 20080.07.05

Photographer's Notes:

I'll say one thing: Anthony Hamilton loves to work the stage. Tracking this R&B singer was a nice work out as he went from side to side a dozen times during the first two songs.

Exposure & Metering:

I shot this set locked at 1/400 at f/3.5 and ISO 1600.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon D850:
I use two Nikon D850 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all DSLR with amazing AF, fast response, and no shortage of resolution.
nikon-24-70mm-f28-lens-squareNikon 24-70mm f/2.8:
For most gigs, the 24-70mm is my go-to lens. Exceptional image quality at wide apertures and super-functional range.
Nikon-70-200-squareNikon 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-f28-lens-squareNikon 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.
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