Secondhand Serenade

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November 14, 2008 – Following Cute Is What We Aim For‘s energetic set, Secondhand Serenade closed out the night with a rocking, heartfelt set that had the ladies swooning.

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Photographer's Notes:

Compared to Cute Is What We Aim For's highly energetic set, Secondhand Serenade was a much slower-paced shoot. The main obstacles for this set were the lighting and positioning of large speaker monitors around singer John Vesely.

To deal with the first challenge, I utilized flash for accent lighting, which helped a little in adding dimension the scene.

I photographed this performance using the Nikon D3 and 24-70mm f/2.8.

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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