Lil Wayne: One From The Show

Lil Wayne @ the Chaifetz Arena -- 2009.01.08

January 8, 2009 – Here's one shot from Lil Wayne's performance tonight at the Chaifetz Arena – my first gig of the new year.

This was a soundboard shoot in essence. I say in essence, because I actually shot just in front of the soundboard, which did help a good deal in closing the gap between the distant stage and my 200-400mm f/4.

I should add that there is absolutely zero post processing for this image other than downsizing and sharpening at web resolution. The vignetting on the purple wash is 100% as shot.

I expect to have the full set from Lil Wayne's set soon, as well as images from opening acts T-Pain, Keyshia Cole, Gym Class Heroes, and Keri Hilson.

Here's to the start of what I hope will be a great year!

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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