8   +   5   =  

Nelly, Murphy Lee, and the St. Lunatics

Nelly & Murphy Lee @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2008.08.30

August 30, 2008 – In surprise appearance, the St. Lunatics stormed the stage at the Chaifetz Arena, making their first group performance together in eight years. At the center of the spotlights were Nelly and Murphy Lee, who delivered a tight and quick set of the crowd-pleasing jams before Lil Wayne‘s set capped off the night.

Nelly & Murphy Lee @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2008.08.30

Nelly & Murphy Lee @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2008.08.30

Nelly & Murphy Lee @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2008.08.30

Nelly & Murphy Lee @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2008.08.30

Nelly & Murphy Lee @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2008.08.30

Nelly & Murphy Lee @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2008.08.30

Nelly & Murphy Lee @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2008.08.30

Nelly & Murphy Lee @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2008.08.30

Nelly & Murphy Lee @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2008.08.30

Nelly & Murphy Lee @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2008.08.30

Nelly & Murphy Lee @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2008.08.30

Photographer´s Notes:

This was a super high-energy set, with an appropriately large amount of unique challenges. Aside from half a dozen performers on stage to keep track of, there were only two spot lights lighting the 360º stage.

Overall, the set was a very high contrast shoot, with deep shadows even amid the swaths of bright spotlighting.

For this set, I concentrated mainly on Murphy Lee and Nelly, utilizing the Nikon 14-24mm and Nikon 24-70mm lenses for much of the set.

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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